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Wet, muddy – but alive

The last week has been my ‘work deadline’ week in which I produce a monthly  mini-magazine for our church. It involves some writing, a good bit of editing, some photography, some arm-twisting (to get others to write for me), a whole lot of design and layout and seriously little sleep. Did I mention that I don’t get to sleep much? The entire process has a way of reducing my brain to a pile of mush that quivers if you look at it too hard.

The good news is that I delivered it safely to the printers on Wed, and I’m slowly catching up on my home & my family. I feel like I’ve been trawling the bottom of the ocean in deep dark isolation. At last! I’m being let up to see the sun and breathe air again! I’m still soggy and muddy and in serious need of some catch-up-zzzz’s… but I’m up.

The best part of all this is… I get to visit with you lovely lot again! I’ve spent some time each morning skimming through the latest posts while my brain slowly surfaces  over a cup of tea. I don’t want to feel completely cut off. But rounding up enough coherent braincells to produce a vaguely meaningful post? Not a chance.

On a different tack, I do want to take a moment to crack open a bottle of the best cyber-champagne to celebrate some wonderful news. My lovely friend Kerri Maniscalco has landed herself an agent! How nice is that! You should go see what she’s up to, so much fun.

Well folks, the low battery light is blinking furiously in my head and I should probably quit while I’m ahead before I start to dribble drivel through my sleepy fingers.

It has been so nice to see you again! 🙂

Comments (14)

  1. Good to see you back 😉

    1. Thank you Niki 🙂

  2. Welcome back! I’ve missed you and wondered what you were up to. Rest now, and sleep. You deserve special treatment after the work is done. Hugs to you. xoxox

    1. Thank you Jeannie. I am so looking forward to normal life. 🙂 🙂 🙂 Whatever that is!

  3. YOU MADE ME BLUSH SO HARD. Takes a champagne flute and toasts to having the best writer friends in the world. You made my day 🙂

    Now go get some sleep and recharge, I think you deserve it after that INSANE schedule of yours. 🙂

    1. So happy to celebrate with you … so so so exciting! Sleep comes hunting after a week like this… I can’t help but surrender!

  4. Time spent sleeping is never time wasted.

    Sweet dreams

    See you soon.


    1. Ooooh I do like the way you think JZ!

  5. I’m with JZ on that one. And no, I’m not talking SA politics.

    1. 😀 hehe! Indeed.

  6. Oh, that monthly mini-magazine you do for your church—I would LOVE to do someting like that. I think that would fit me perfectly. Isn’t it great when your talents and gifts come together? I’m sure it’s a lot of work, but don’t you feel great when it’s completed and then others enjoy it! Cool!

    and yes, that photo that Jim Zee had on his blog, it was like… PERFECT! (oh, the title was what pulled it together, though!)

    1. Is there any reason you shouldn’t? 🙂

      Lovely to meet you!

  7. Good question, hmmm… maybe because they think they’ve got it covered? ;(

    1. Hmmmm. Thats a tricky one. If the longing is in you, I’m sure the opportunity will come. 🙂

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