Early August -my dog Bruno enjoying a lazy moment on the front porch with his beloved stuffed toy, Hedgie.
I used to enjoy the end of summer days in August, too, but as my children grew up, the month of August morphed into a speedy on-ramp for fall. Back-to-school for my kids still at home, moves to college for my older son and daughter, back-to-work for me in the school setting, and sports galore.
And now September is just around the corner... like, starting today. That happened awfully fast!
I won't bore you with the details, but this summer was extra challenging for me. As an adult child of not one, but two parents diagnosed with dementia, the challenges never stop and the next crisis is always brewing like a thunderstorm gathering at the horizon. To those of you who have walked this road in your own families, especially those of you who may have served as direct caregivers to family members with dementia/Alzheimer's (both of my parents are in assisted living/memory care), you have my utmost respect. It is a hard and lonely journey.
Because of the crisis-level events that happened with my parents this summer, writing came to a screeching halt. I had planned to release Camp Castlewood on August 31, but I have delayed the release to September 30. Thanks for your understanding!