Sunday, August 7, 2011

Back but Not

Hi Everyone.  I'm back from a vacation up in the mountains.  I had thought I would get some time to introspect and evaluate while I was up there.  You know, let the mountain air clear my mind so I could think again. 

But I didn't.

I got loads of pictures (like 300-some).  Husband and I reconnected.  We had a nice visit with his mother.  The kid got one final family vacation before heading off to school.  And I was so busy I did not think through anything.

In a way, I needed a few days of not running that little hamster wheel in my head.  I certainly feel clearer.  Maybe it gave me the chance for clarity, if not the clarity itself.  I do know I have some major thinking to do and having a clear brain certainly can't hurt. 

Unfortunately, I still have one last big thing on my mind, clouding up the brain pool - taking Daughter off to CSU.  I think once I have that out of the way, I'll be able to relax enough to figure out where my writing career is going and how to achieve the goals I want to achieve (or even what those goals are).

Meanwhile, I'm still not really here in any writerly way.  I'll probably be posting some of the many many pics we took and maybe an anecdote or two.  (Who knew that if given the choice between a peanut and a raisin, a Stellar's Jay will choose the raisin first and come back later for the nut?) 

Anyway, I hope y'all enjoy whatever ends up here over the next couple of weeks. 

Oh, and in case any of you were worried, the thinking I have to do is about how best to proceed with my writing career - NOT whether to end it and go work for the local vet cleaning kennels.

(That first pic up there was taken by my Daughter.  It's the view from a tourist station near the top of Trail Ridge Road.  If I remember correctly, this was at around 11,000 feet.  Yep, despite the heatwave, thar's snow in them thar hills.)


  1. Hello! Glad your brain is semi-rested, and hope you get more rest soon.

    There's an award for you on my blog!

  2. I'm glad you had a good break, and hooray for coming home with a clearer head.

    And for the record, it doesn't matter whether you blog about writing or something else completely - I visit because I like the blogger. :)

  3. I am back from vacay as well, but I didn't have the big epiphany that I was halfway hoping for, either. Still, it's nice to just enjoy the ones you love and get some perspective. Glad you got a clearer view.