I’m baaaaccck!

I apologize for falling off the face of the Blogosphere! I was so busy preparing for our family adventure in France, then playing “catch up” once we returned. And then…well, the sunshine beckoned. The pile of books I’ve been wanting to read beckoned. The limited time I had with my college girl at home beckoned. The yard work and neglected-from-the-school-year housework beckoned. And before I knew it, the end of August had arrived!

We took our girl back up to college a little over a week ago. Her new apartment is adorable and I know she’ll have such a fun time during her sophomore year. It was still tough leaving her, but not nearly as difficult as it was last year. Hopefully, I won’t start breaking down while listening to love songs on the radio like I did last August. (Boy, was I a mess!)

I love the break from our routine that summer brings. But now I’m dusting off my computer keyboard, fixing up my neglected website (www.hollybowne.com), and slowly working myself back into my regular writing schedule.

I would love to know how my website’s links--to writing samples I’ve personally uploaded--get all convoluted and messed up when absolutely nothing’s been changed on my end! Fortunately, my biggest fan (Hi Mom! *wave*) noticed things were amiss and let me know. Hopefully everything is linking smoothly now. I feel about operating my website the same way I feel about driving a car. It’s necessary and I have a basic idea of how it all works, but when something goes wrong, I really don’t have the first clue on how to fix it!

I hope everyone is having a lovely summer! (And yes, it’s still officially summer until September  23rd!)


TeresaR said...

You're so lucky to have your mom be your biggest fan! I think if my mom were alive, she would be too. :)

So glad you're back! Me, I'm the opposite: I've just ventured into a super busy time and have been neglecting blog reading and writing (mostly).

And on that note, it's back to the grind (I have a deadline to meet). :}

Susan R. Mills said...

Glad you're back! I'm no good at fixing computer problems either. And I've been having a lot of them!

Nancy said...

I have enjoyed all of your marvelous quotes. I also am a quote catcher. Mine are in a small tan envelope.

It is so hard leaving your daughter at college. It didn't get easier for me. She recently moved to Tennessee to teach. That was sad for me, but great for her.

Melissa Romo said...

So glad to have you back, Holly! Although it sounds tough (and I know it will be eventually for me), I would pay a million dollars right now to leave my 4- and 5- year old boys in a different zip code for a few months. Oy vey. They've been all mine since the end of June and I feel like my creative brain has been plowed over by tanks. I'm trying to recover...school starts on Sept 7. But I still have to let them live with me. ;-) Welcome back!

Name: Holly Bowne said...

Thanks, guys!!

@Nancy, I'm dreading that day, too! I know it will probably come sooner than I realize.

And @Melissa, you CRACK me up! Believe me, we've all been there. You go through so many phases as your kids go through phases. There were plenty of times I would have loved a break when they were little. I seem to recall actually sticking a post-it note to myself once with "Off Duty" written on it. (Didn't work of course, but I tried! Heh, heh!)