Three and a half weeks. It sure seems longer. Adult children and house guests have come and gone, an internship ended and a job offer was extended (!). We visited attractions all over New York state, we cooked and ate fabulous food, we boated, kayaked, and cheered at a local triathlon, and now, summer is ending.
Twin A is back at school for one final semester. Sunday was move-in day... our last one. Ever. We've been moving kids in and out of college dorms and apartments since 2008, so this is the end of an era. No more tuition bills! But it's almost scary to think about how fast time is marching on.
Fall is almost here. Leaves are beginning to change and the air was tauntingly crisp last week. Orchards are open for picking and the arrival of pumpkin spice lattes is imminent. Perhaps they're already here? As much as I love fall, it still seems bittersweet. Summer is so short around here.
As for the blogging... I missed it! Or, to be more precise, I missed all of you. I did not, however, miss writing book reviews.
There wasn't much time for reading, but I did finish these books:
Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
Old Filth by Jane Gardam
Sabbathday River by Jean Hanff Korelitz
The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck
Now it's time for me to get back on a reading and blogging schedule again. Can't wait to catch up with all of you... what did I miss?