Friday, December 18, 2009

Oh me, oh my -- only a tiny wallowing, and then BACK ON TRACK!

Sorry to have been so vacant on here. I've been to Maui.

And came back to gray skies and lots of laundry. :) It's all good though.

I'm feverishly knitting up last minute xmas and solstice gifts and ignoring my book proposal for the moment. First things first. (Though as I'm knitting scarves, I'm still thinking of the proposal. So, that counts for something, right?)

I'm babysitting right now so my friend and her husband can go xmas shopping (which I still need to complete myself, but at least I know what I'm getting and where to go to get it) and then a birthday party to attend for my kids' friend and then shuttling them off to another friends' house for a sleep-over, so that I can go to a party! (No Shame Eugene's End of Our First Year Together Cast Party!)

I really want to wear this dress to the party tonight, but I bought it in Maui -- where it was considerably warmer. Would it be completely stupid to wear it anyway? I'm thinking of bringing extra clothes in case I get too shivery. And wear long-johns underneath it. ;)

You think I'm kidding.

I'm that into wearing the dress.

Other stuff is happening in my life right now that is distracting me from the computer and this blog. And my writing. But I'm convinced that writing is therapeutic for me, so I will re-double my efforts to keep writing and slog through my personal stuff. It's critical for me to focus on it and I want to do it, but it's difficult, exhausting and a little sad. Maybe "slog" wasn't the right word. That would denote something unpleasant, and while my emotions wouldn't be classified as euphoric, I do have hope and love on my side.

So, come back dear readers. I'm still here. My visitor stats have dropped from about fifty to ... nine. Sigh. My own doing, of course, but it really would help my mood if you all came back and visited and cheered me on. :)

Until next time ...


Sarah Cornett said...

Did you wear the dress? I hope so! Hope you had a good time at the party.


Valerie Willman said...

I did! It was a hit. Lots of compliments and I only got chilly at the very end when we were leaving anyway. I'm so glad I wore it. :)

Mandajuice said...

Hope and love are better things than most people have on their side(s). I hope you slog through it soon. I'll certainly enjoy reading it.

Valerie Willman said...

Thanks for the well-wishing, Guys. You nine readers are awesome! ;)

Anonymous said...

I'm getting back on track too :) Hip-hip HOORAY! How's that for a cheer?