Otherwise known as my "hey, I'm back from camp and I feel like a zombie" post.
Why a week away from home with no cleaning duties and three delicious meals served daily should prove mentally and physically exhausting, much less feeling like I'm about to get the mother of all colds, I cannot tell you. Suffice it to say that it is so.
I was also hoping that the week away from home would persuade my brain to stop going all OOH SHINY over Touching Indigo
and prudently switch gears back to Wayfarer
, which is after all under contract and therefore the more needy of my attention. Unfortunately, this did not happen, though I have confidence that it will once I get to know Timothy and Linden better... which, despite all my note-taking and emotional mapping and poking about on Getty Images looking for lookalikes, is not going to happen until I start actually writing them.
Some good things happened while I was on vacation, however: I got passports for myself and three kids with zero
waiting time (thank you so much, risti
, for the suggestion about doing the online application -- I think it made all the difference), I had Bubble Tea with erinbow
(who is probably still laughing about the O_O face I made when the first tapioca pearl came up the straw), and we successfully converted my crib-sleeping toddler to a bunk-sleeper with nary a hitch.
Also, I came back home to find that fuseno8
had posted about our meeting
in her blog
, with a nice picture of the two of us and everything. Thank you, Betsy! It was a pleasure, and if you should return to town I shall take you out for cream tea.
Well, the house is woefully a-clutter since we have been moving Oldest Child and his enormous collection of toy farm equipment into the room that used to be the baby's, plus trying to unpack several suitcases and do two loads of laundry at the same time. So I must stop trying to catch up with my F-list and get to work, which means I am about to borrow a page from kalquessa
and make this general appeal:If you've written (or found) anything in the past week that you think I should see, please put a link to the relevant post in the comments.
That would help enormously, thank you.
Oh! And one more thing. I re-read HP Book 7 while I was gone -- taking it slowly and carefully this time, with particular thought given to criticisms I've heard from other readers, as well as my own initial sense of dissatisfaction. And I am happy to report that this time around, I thought it was brilliant. More about that later, when I am no longer surrounded by guilt-inducing household debris.