Back To School Already?

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I know parents are happy to have the house quiet again, but it seems like school just let out for summer a little more than a month ago. For many, it did. As a child of the 80s, I remember going on summer break in May and returning to school in September. Perhaps that varies in different districts across the country. Either way, the approach of autumn means it's time for all of us to buckle down.

My autumn events?

Move to the Lonestar State

This fall will see the Boddie clan on another move. Anyone who's enlisted in the service in the past decade knows that frequent relocations are just part of military life. But this move will be different. It's completely our own choice. My husband's term of service ends. We value the experiences that our time in the Army has provided us, but we're very excited to be reentering the civilian world and moving ahead to the next chapter of life God has for us.

And speaking of chapters...

The Preacher's Wife release date

October 1, 2013 is the big day when The Preacher's Wife hits stores. I've heard authors talk about the thrill of seeing their book in print (or listed on online retailers' sites). I'm antsy to experience it.

 As of August, I've been in contact with bookstores in the Ft. Benning, Georgia area to see if I can do a signing before I leave. Once we get to Texas, I'll do the same. More details to come. So if you're in the area, I hope you plan to come :-)

Autumn plans already in operation now also include:



Job Searching

Double Ugh.

House Hunting

Not so ugh.

Actually, very enjoyable, as our next residence will be our home for more than 1-2 years. Can you tell how ready I am to establish roots? So is my husband, a die-hard Texan who's thrilled to be returning to his home state. If all goes well, Texas will be our permanent place of residence. And the wonderful friends I've made in Colorado are only a few hours' drive away.

So that's what's going on. A lot of activity and energy being expended, but it's happy energy. That may have sounded a bit psychedelic, but you get my drift.

And school isn't too far off for hubby, either. He goes back to pursue a masters in education this winter. So I guess that means the rhythms of school breaks and returns from short summer vacations are not too far off in our future.

That's fine by me.

What are your back to school/fall plans? Have you started to think about them, or do you want to prolong the relaxing summer vibe?