I’m not one to point out the obvious but you may have noticed that a certain yours truly has been out of commission. This is on account that my daughter’s been home for a visit, and you know what that means.
Everything else falls by the wayside!
I tried to write the next installment of my camp story. No dice.
Paid my bills? Uh, no.
Walked the dogs? Barely.
Stayed up-to-date on your blogs? Ugh, I’m so embarrassed.
Yep, during my daughter’s all-too-brief visit everything else literally flew out the window.
Except, of course, for the stack of dishes still sitting in my kitchen sink. No comment about that.
So what have I been doing instead? Well, for starters I’ve been trying to squeeze in as much So Cal fun as possible into a very short visit.* That’s what. And thankfully, my son, who lives a few miles down the road from me, joined us for some of the action.
Action that included shopping, eating out like there’s no tomorrow, spending the Fourth of July at the San Diego County Fair, where we ate some more, noshing on deep fried Klondike ice cream bars (yes, you heard right) and funnel cakes with strawberries and whip cream, while “ooh-ing” and “ah-ing” at the amazing fireworks display.
We also took in a feel-good movie, “Chef,” and danced in the aisles while enjoying the snappy songs of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in the Broadway musical, “Jersey Boys” which we saw at a rather tony theater in the O.C. (That’s Orange County to you). Then, we wrapped things up in the usual way–with an eye exam!
Because sometimes making time for practical stuff cannot be avoided.
I probably won’t see my daughter again until, sniff, Thanksgiving. But heck, that’s only four months away, right?
So there you have it in a nutshell. It’s good to be be back in the blogosphere, where the next order of business will be catching up on your blogs.
In the meantime, please bear with me as I get back into the swing of things!
(*Note: anything under a month I qualify as a very short visit. In this case, she was home for five days. Sheesh.)