Friday, May 6, 2011

The Hiatus Is Dead, Long Live The Hiatus

I know, that was quick.  But the truth is darlings, that I missed you.  And I missed this blog.  I think I've been blogging so long that it's burrowed into my blood stream like a virus, and I just can't shake it.  Which is confirmation that I have no life.  And I can't seem to shut-up.  I'm thinking neither of these attributes are worthy of pride - but whatever. 
  • Besides the fact that I missed my blog (and all you happy people!) is that it's looking like the dust isn't going to settle at work for a while.  When and how are still big ol' mysteries.  At least to me at any rate.  And since I've never been a big fan of hanging around in limbo, I've decided that I need to stop wallowing, pick myself up, dust myself off, and get on with it already.  I've got stuff to do.
  • In super shiny happy news - the Big Sis, who occasionally comments here, has landed a new job.  A new job that she actually ::gasp:: wants!  Woot!
  • I'm in a reading slump.  Come hell or high water, I'm determined to break out of it this weekend.  I've got too many flippin' books waiting for me.  I don't have the time to pussyfoot around.
  • Rumble in the Bat Cave this weekend!  My hapless Detroit Tigers are playing My Man's hapless Toronto Blue Jays.  Given that My Man is only about a 2% Jays fan these days, I don't suspect there will be blood shed.  If anything, I might have to talk him into watching the games with me. 
  • We've watched a couple of halfway decent movies this week.  Conviction was really quite good.  I seem to have this mental block when it comes to Hilary Swank.  I see she's in a movie, and I just have no desire or inclination to see it.  But then when I do?  My hand is forced somehow?  I end up liking said movie.  Go figure.  Last night we watched The Tourist, with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.  When that movie came out in theaters I remember reading a lot of super bad reviews for it, and honestly people - what the hell?  Was it great?  No.  Was it gawd-awful terrible?  No.  Maybe my tolerance is high since My Man watches a crap-load of movies (trust me, I know what a bad movie is, and I've seen more than my fair share) - but it was what it was.  Decent popcorn fare.  I'm not going to say drop everything and rent it tonight, but when it hits cable, trust can do a lot worse.  Waaaaaay worse.
  • Speaking of My Man, we have plans to take a long-weekend-style vacation soon.  Just get away for a few days, unwind, and spend time together.  Hopefully we'll both survive the experience.
  • RWA in NYC is coming up fast.  You know, that wee lil' romance writers conference where yours truly will be honored as the Librarian Of The Year?  (I'm still going with the group head injury theory.  It's the only possible explanation I have).  I've got major stuff to still take care of.  Business cards, a presentation at the Librarian Event, RSVP'ing for various wing-dings, and scraping together some kind of Blogger Bar Bash (the 2nd annual!).  Stay tuned for details.
So yeah, I'm back.  It might take me a few days to get my sea legs under me, but it's full steam ahead.  Onward and upward!


Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Welcome back! :D

sybil said...

read something from Cheryl St.John or Susan Kay Law that you lovvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeee

to get out of the slump

or you know Jo Goodman's westerns *G*

shayera said...

I'm so glad you're back. And congrats to Big Sis!

Tracy said...

Definitely short...but I'm so glad your back!!!

LoriK said...

Welcome back! I'm glad you're feeling a bit better, even though things are resolved.

Also, congratulations to your sister on the new job.

Phyl said...

Well hey there! Nice to see you again :-)

avoriana said...

It's great news that you just can't stay away!

ms bookjunkie said...

Glad you're back. It's been quiet without you. Also, I was worried about the Lemon Drop updates. :D

Anonymous said...

Whoo-hoo! Glad you're back with us. Gone just long enough to make us appreciate you even more, but not long enough to lose hope. Have fun this weekend! -- RobinC

Karenmc said...

Glad to have you back so soon, and congrats to Big Sis.

Maybe you need to close your eyes, reach into your TBR pile and read whatever you grab. Or let Lemon Drop pick a title.

Karina Bliss said...

Definitely need Lemon Drop updates. Welcome back!

Lil Sis said...

Glad you are back - Lemon Drop was getting impatient. She wanted to know when her next "feature" was coming up. :) She's becoming a bit of a diva I fear. :)

Karen said...

So glad you have rejoined us! Frankly, I don't think many of us thought your hiatus would last very long.

Am with you on the reading slump, I generally go to non-fiction to break it.

FYI, luv the pic, I even remember the episode it's from!

Stephanie @ Once Upon A Chapter said...

Glad to hear the hiatus didn't last too long. Sometimes you just need a few days to just unplug.

Hope things at work are resolved soon. Limbo is a horrible place to be.

I find that picking up a book and reading a few pages and then repeating the process until you come across a book that grips you is the best way out of a reading slump!

Marg said...

Glad that your hiatus was short! Blogging does get into the bloodstream doesn't it!

nath said...

So glad the hiatus didn't last too long!!

sorry to hear about the job, but if you can't do anything about, just don't think about it :)

Woohoo on RWA!! I can't wait!! :)

Wendy said...

Thanks everybody! I figured I wouldn't be gone long, but I just needed to unplug for a while to....uh....wallow.

The slump *may* be on the way out. I just zipped through a Harlequin Presents in less than 24 hours. So....category romance might be the way to go for a while - although I do have historicals waiting for my attention.