Pit Stop

(Photo from last summer’ road trip to get me psyched about researching this one.
A photograph is worth 1,000 motivational speakers, right?)

I’m beginning to understand the term “breakneck speed,” caught like a reluctant driver in these days that trade time for whiplash. Good lordy. I stayed up until 1:00am on Saturday cleaning the bathrooms simply because it was the first opportunity I’d had in… uh, weeks. Don’t you wanna come party with me now? ::wink wink, nudge nudge:: (My definition of weekend fun might be a little off, but I can offer freshly scrubbed toilets!)

I don’t intend to keep going so long between posts, you know. My dearly beloved blogosphere is on my mind here and there throughout each day, my thoughts briefly lunging toward it while a work document loads or lesson plans shuffle into folders, but life in the fast lane is teaching to me to reel in my focus and quickly, before any synapses get tangled. Nevertheless, I haven’t forgotten about this space, and your comments and letters have meant the world to me. Thank you so much for taking the time to connect with me, even if I haven’t been able to reciprocate yet. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Over the weekend, I finally wrapped up a huge project and am now embarking on the next: our annual epic camping trip. I always forget just how much work goes into planning these things until we’re three weeks away with nary a campsite reservation to be seen. Plus, Magellan needs some serious TLC before we leave (he still hasn’t recuperated from last summer’s adventures), the line of super-duper-urgent-VIP errands waiting to be run is now winding into last year, and the ironing pile has officially usurped our sofa.

…Aaaand this is also why I haven’t blogged much lately, because pretty much anything I write will eventually degenerate into a to-do list. Apologies, friends. Just know that I’m grateful for you… and if I’m not around much, it’s only to spare your dear necks from secondhand whiplash.


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  1. We’re only weeks away from what is supposed to be our summer vacation trip to Iceland and we have nothing booked, whatsoever. EEK.

  2. I would love to be writing more at my blog, but a new baby throws a wrench in my usual routine, so I can hardly manage enough time at once to get into a writing groove. Hope we can both figure it out, I know for me writing feeds the soul!

  3. I have been the same this year. Even since I have stopped teaching, time slips by and nary a post in sight. Just so you know, I love reading your “to do” lists, or anything else. So whatever you put here is fine with me. And, if there is not time, do not fret. I completely understand, even though I miss you!

  4. We haven’t even thought of a destination for this year’s holiday – we usually go over the fall school break – let alone booked anything so I say if you have a concrete destination in mind you’re ahead of the game!

  5. Thank you for your comment over at my blog. Thought I’d respond over here since I am so terribly late, heh. I remember being so surprised when I learned you had also gone to LeTU and the Heritage connection just makes it that much more awesome 🙂 I am making flight plans and getting excited, it is all going to be a huge adventure, whatever else it may be.
    Have fun on your trip!

  6. Dear Bethany, thank you SO much for taking time to write to me today. It meant a great deal. Thank you for sharing your act of bravery – it’s a BIG one!! Sending you a big hug across the miles and adding you to my blog reader post haste. 🙂 Hope you have a fantastic weekend.

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