Back to School!

I know Kylie’s been back at it for a week already, but today is the first day back to school for both of my kids, one in college and one in high school. I think I blog about this every year, that bittersweet end of summer that means the start of school.

On one hand, I’m so ready to have the house back to myself so I can work without interruption, but on the other hand I’ll miss the kids. Summer seems so short and the school year so long. You know, right?

I have friends who have started various traditions over the years to commemorate (celebrate?) this first day back to school. One heads over to her next door neighbors for a long leisurely coffee. (I’m thinking mimosas sound like more fun!) Another takes the entire day out shopping with a couple friends. Another plans lunch with a group.

Guess what I’m doing today? Yep. You guessed it. Mucking out Lois’s horse stalls!

Actually, I’m not sure what Lois has in store for me, but I’m hers for the day. This new book I’ve just started involves horses – something I know nothing about – so I need to do some research. She’s going to put me to work doing only she knows what. I’m going to guess I’ll get dirty, but I’m looking forward to getting up close and personal with her horses. I promise to report back on my next blogging day.

So does the first day back to school have any impact on your life? If so, what do you plan to do today? If not, are mourning or celebrating the end of summer?

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One more thing …

Snap4kids, a non-profit organization with a mission of assisting families of children with special needs is doing a new type fundraiser. They’re selling a cookbook that compiles 140 favorite recipes by 125 authors.

If you’re interested, you can check out the details here:
http://snap4kids.org/id106.html.

Helen

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About Helen Brenna

Helen Brenna is the RITA award winning author of romances for Harlequin's Superromance line. Three more books in her popular Mirabelle Island series will be release in July, August and September of 2011. For more information, check out her website at www.helenbrenna.com.
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