I'm alive and kicking (and sometimes even screaming) here in Judiland.
My early morning blogging time has been hijacked by something called....work.
Yes, my sacred early morning hour spent on Stories from the Road has been thrown off course by trying to keep up with all the things I can't get to during the day because of that little thing that keeps me in shoes and my children in college---my job.
So, what that means is that I'm answering emails, taking care of business and fixing what needs fixed from 4:30 am to 5:30 am instead of doing what I prefer to do at that hour.....talking to you.
You see, no sooner did I come off of my 10 day dad duty so that my sisters could go on vacation, I found myself smack in the middle of doing vacation coverage duty at the office....which means covering 2 busting-at-the-seams email accounts in addition to my own overflowing email account.
This....in addition to all the regular stuff like presentations, appointments, meetings, phone calls, projects, presentations, appointments, meetings, phone calls and projects.
Then, it's home to tackle my regular responsibilities like family duty, dad duty, dinner duty, laundry duty, shave my legs duty.
Trust me, I know I'm not the only one.
Life is busy everywhere.
Thankfully, in between all of my busy-ness....I have managed to have some fun.
So, please don't ruin your mascara by crying for me.
We snuck in a little BBQ with friends and family when my son came home for a few days, we had a few nice dinners out and we managed to shop a bit too.
And, of course, I went crazy over menus and recipes and I cooked up a storm.
I haven't completely got the house back to together since then but I'm working on it....
So, yep, my days and nights have been fuller than full.
Which I am thankful for.
Because in a few short days.....I'll be once again packing up my college co-ed little girl and making the journey to her lovely campus.....to move her into yet another place.
I'm sure you know what that means.....I've got a boatload of getting ready to do from this moment forward.
Just add it all to my list......
Thank God for my Lapband.
I could have never, ever done this all 115 pounds ago.
Please don't go anywhere....I promise I'll be back to my regular blogging schedule soon.
I have to.
It's as much a part of what makes me happy as my Lapband is.