I (unintentionally) took the last couple of months off. Not off work, just haven’t written on the blog or sent out a newsletter. It’s been a time of transition in my family. My mother-in-law sold her house (very quickly) and moved into an apartment. Down sizing is a HUGE transition and it affects the whole family. I will be talking more about helping parents sell and move in the coming weeks. There are steps that you can take to make it easier and smoother. We will all be in this position someday. Might as well be prepared.
The other major event at our house is Patrick finishing high school and moving on to the adult world. He really wants a job in the community and to live in his own apartment someday. Before those things happen, he is continuing to learn the restaurant business at Easter Seals Southeastern Wisconsin. Pat had been going there a few days a week while in school. The biggest change is now I have to get up early to drop him off at the bus stop and pick him up 5 days a week. We’re both adjusting to your new schedules. (At least it gets me to the gym very early every day).
Zach started college this summer and will continue in the fall. (Another transition.) Your kids grow up and your parents get older. (Funny, but I think I’m still 28!).
I am taking on some new business ventures this fall and will introduce them to you soon.
The most exciting news is my buying trip to London and Paris in September. I cannot wait. I hope to connect with local interior designers. Since I won’t have access to the Internet while I am gone, I will keep a journal and take lots of pictures and give you all the details when I return. I have been brushing up on my French with lessons since last fall. Je parle francais un peu.
Soon we will all be in the fall/back-to-school transition mode. Then the holidays will be upon us, then the new year…
Isn’t life interesting and tons of fun? Mine is, I sure hope yours is too!