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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Summer's End

Last summer I remember saying that I tend to be a seasonal writer. And this summer I once again proved that this was true. But in the last few days, I realized it wasn't so much because I take the summer off, because I am just as busy in the summer with the kids off as when they are in school. But I guess my priorities change during the summer months.

Years ago there was a time that I thought I would never have children. I have been blessed with three, and with being foster parents over the last few years that number has fluctuated from time to time. So having the opportunity to spend my days trying to entertain them and just spend some time with them is by far the biggest blessing in my life.

Tomorrow Nathanial will go to Holy Trinity to register for his Grade 11 year, and Shayleen is off to MacDonald Island for a week of summer camp as we try to get her back on a schedule as she will be back to school next Monday. For the last 14 years or so I would have been getting Mitchell ready with back to school clothes as supplies as well, and I am still sad that he graduated and will no longer be needing his mom to do those preparations any more. In fact, September always seems to be somewhat of a challenge for me, as I get a bit blue with the kids going back to school, and the thought of another cold winter starts to take root in my thoughts.

This year will be a bit different for another reason, I am back doing some reporting work for the Fort McMurray Connect newspaper. I will be reporting more on council and with council starting weekly council meetings, it should be a fairly busy fall for me as we all get back into some regular routines.

I have already started working for the Connect, and I have found that there is one other thing about me that is true, and that is that when I am writing more for work, I tend to write more personally. So in the coming weeks I will be sharing more in the blog again, and am even playing with the idea of starting to share more of my fictional work, which I have never done before in the blog.

Hopefully all will go smoothly in the coming weeks, and it already feels good to be back sharing here again, and I have several ideas jotted down for upcoming blogs. I hope you all had a wonderful summer, and suck up the last few days with your children and the summer sun during this last week.

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