For many of us, the beautiful fall leaves are now all scattered on the ground and the landscape is no longer on fire with the vibrant colors of Fall. Pumpkins, once smiling and glowing, are now relegated to the compost heap. The days are getting shorter and the air is distinctly chillier. There may even be frost in the mornings and the smell of smoke wafts through neighborhoods where fireplaces are lit. Couples snuggle and little closer and cozy duvets are thrown on the beds. As some of us are rejoicing that soon it will snow, and the skis and skates will come out, the rest of us are beginning to plan our winter hibernation, stocking up on cocoa, tea and wooly socks.
With the kidlets back in school and the young adults back at University or College, some parents are breathing a sigh of relief, while others may be shedding a few tears. This issue of LivingSims is dedicated to all our students and parents who may need a little break from reality right about now. So step inside the pages of LivingSims, Issue 19, where we bring you our version of back to school. Of course there is much more than school in this issue so drop whatever it is you are doing right now and give yourself over to a lovely mental health break. You deserve it!