July 8, 2011

Getting Back In The Swing

I'm baa-aack!

And only 5 days behind schedule - how's that for promptitude (I'm on a sniglet roll:))

We had a lovely vacation (to Nantucket, as some of you smarties correctly guessed!) thanks so very much for asking.

We had beautiful weather - only part of one morning was a bit rainy.  The beach was gorgeous, the town quaint as always, the bike paths fun.  We walked and ran and biked and kayaked and built sand castles and dug tremendous holes and played endlessly with our cousins and all the other things that make vacation fun, and though we got a fair share of mosquito bites, nobody got sunburned and only one person (my son of course) got poison ivy!

Now we're home, and you should see my car.  Poor Dog Mobile.  She is FULL of sand.  And rocks.  And shells.  And questionable items of wet laundry.  And nameless dead sea creatures that smell evil (apparently these are valuable collectibles....)  And dog hair.  But that's nothing new!

One thing I discovered?  A week without the internet was heaven sent.  I forgot how relaxing it is to not be constantly checking email etc.  It's making it a little hard to get back in the swing of things :)  (I may revert to cave living... :))

But I was also distracted by losing my wallet... need I say more?

And by my daughter's discovery of Daily Grace and her recipe for Macachos (that's macaroni and cheese combined with nachos, for the uninitiated!)  I really can't in good conscience post the link here (there are a few bleeped out bad words but you can still tell what they are) but if any of you, like me, are not natural-born cooks, you should look up Macachos on YouTube.  I haven't laughed so hard in a while!!  If you watch it, PLEASE tell me what you think :)

And by receiving preliminary art for the first of my digital books for A Story Before Bed - so awesome!  I can't wait to share it when I get the real thing (and the go ahead)!

And by driving my children hither and yon and visiting with my sister and her family  and by the arrival of friends from Scotland who showed up and needed overnight accommodations in an already full house etc, etc, etc...

Do you see the distractions I deal with?  It's a miracle I'm here now :)  I'm actually typing from beneath a mountain of wet sandy laundry.

For your viewing pleasure, here is a picture from the Atlanta, GA Borders which made my little heart sing :)

And now I'm off to do more driving hither and yon, and I hope you have enjoyed this hodge-podge post which is very ADD for me :)

Hopefully I'll be back on track next week...!


  1. Welcome back! I thought your side of the web had been a little quiet. :-) Summer is a crazy time, even when I think I've got it under control. A week of uninterrupted work quickly turns into car checkups, vet visits, RFV (Random Family Visits), etc.

    Oh well, flexibility is a good thing, right? (Just nod and agree ...)


  2. We all need to get a little CRAZY sometimes! Thanks for the lol.

    Jenny Anderson

  3. Nothing like a few days of relaxation (ha) There was no mention of sunbathing or reading. Sounds like you had fun time, in spite of all the craziness. Good to have you back!

  4. Thanks, Catherine! Looking forward to catching up :)

  5. Welcome back! And thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful comments on my blog recently. Can't wait for your first digital book - keep us posted.

  6. Don't worry, Brooke - I'll be so excited about it that you'll probably hear more than you want to :)


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