Monday, July 18, 2011

Inertia is a property of bloggers...

Remember Bill Nye the Science Guy? I used to love watching his show with my kiddos when they were little. (I try to ignore the fact that he's, rather weird, of late.)

Here's the intro to the show:

Did you hear the part about inertia being a property of matter? Yeah, well, it's a property of bloggers, too.

What's that you say? What is inertia?

*Ahem* Inertia is the tendency for a body at rest to remain at rest, or a body in motion to remain in motion, until acted upon by an outside force.

Which is a rather convoluted way of saying that once you've paused, it's hard to get moving again.

Most of y'all know the "outside force" that acted on me: the big medical clusterfu--um, yeah--that descended upon my family when my mom and my father-in-law each had to have major surgery right in the middle of my edits.

I know! Talk about poor timing on their part. Next time I hope they schedule their emergencies better.

Kidding. I'm really not that self-centered and cold-hearted. (Much.)

The good news is, the 'rents are on the road to recovery, my initial edits are done, and I'm starting to feel human again.

The bad news is...I'm b-a-a-a-ck...! And you will once again be subjected to my inane ramblings on whatever strikes me as remotely amusing.

WARNING: future posts could include stories about ICU hallucinations of cats and stolen panties, anesthesia-induced psychic visions, and how the best thing you can do after a long day in a hospital waiting rooms is "un-WINE-d."

P.S. Thanks for all your positive thoughts and prayers while this mess was going on! Much appreciated. :)


Kimberly Sabatini said...

So glad you're back and everyone is on the mend. BTW-gonna kick inertia's butt today!!!!!!

Jen J. Danna said...

Whew! Glad to hear that all the surgeries went well, the edits are done and you're back in the saddle again. Welcome back!

Jennifer Shirk said...

I'm so glad you're back! (I think...) LOL

But I'm really glad that your family's health is on the mend.

Kerry Schafer said...

Mondays were never right without you. Glad that things have settled down and you are back here with us.

Linda G. said...

K-pop -- You go, girl! Kick that inertia butt!! :)

Jen -- Thanks! I am cautiously optimistic that things are getting back to normal. (If you can use that word when describing my life...)

Jennifer -- LOL! Yeah, you better reserve judgment. And thanks. :)

Kerry -- Aw, thanks. Does this mean I can still take Wednesdays and Fridays off? *grin*

Summer Frey said...

I'm glad everyone is recovering well! I remember for 4(FOUR!) Christmases in a ROW, my grandfather had back surgery. We spent Christmas day in the hospital waiting room. As a kid, that really sucked. Okay, as an adult it would suck too, but I resented it more back then. :)

Welcome back!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

I am happy to hear the parental units are all recovering nicely and your edits were successful as well! Huzzah!

Carol Kilgore said...

Wonderful that things are returning to 'normal' for you :)

abby mumford said...

*squeezes* HI! WELCOME BACK! so glad to see you AND to hear all family members are on the road to recovery!

Teri Anne Stanley said...

I am a victim of inertia myself, or as the politically correct might label me: "Motivationally disabled". Just sayin'.

I loved Bill Nye, too. I actually saw him on CNN or something the other day explaining how Harry Potter's cloak of invisibility might work in real life.

Hey! The Star Trek communicator/flip phone became a reality!

Linda G. said...

Summer -- Whoa! That's a lot of Christmases to spend in hospitals. I think I'd start to resent that, too. :)

Dianne -- Thanks! I almost feel like wearing a garlic necklace, just to ward off any more bad luck. Or, yannoh, vampires.

Carol -- Thanks so much. :)

Abby -- *squeezes back* Thank you! All in all, next time I'd rather go to Italy. ;)

Teri -- LOL! I agree. And e-readers, too -- remember how they'd read novels on a device that looked suspiciously like a Kindle? Next step: the holodeck!

Karen Jones Gowen said...

Glad to see you back! And I've noticed this happening to me as well. I never connected it to inertia but you are so right!

Steph Schmidt said...

Yay normalcy! Happy to hear life is resuming a slower, simpler feel. I wonder if they have reruns of Bill Nye's show on PBS, it was my favorite show growing up.

Linda G. said...

Karen -- Thanks! It can be tough to make that initial step back into "normal" once your routine has been interrupted.

Steph -- Wasn't the show great? I just loved how he made science fun and accessible -- so great for the kids. And me. :)

Sarah Tokeley said...

Oh, I'm so happy that things are settling down a bit for you and your family. It sounds like you've got plenty to tell us about :)

Trisha Leigh said...

Welcome back. You are so right about how east it is to stay paused once you stop blogging. Kind of like working out. But I missed you and am glad to see you here again.

Unknown said...

I'm happy, too, that they are on the road to recovery!
And I've missed you, sistah!
PS: I want to hear that "stolen panties" story!

Kasie West said...

So glad your parents are doing better. And it's nice to have you back. I look forward to your future posts of questionable value (which are my favorite kind of posts). :)

Michele Shaw said...

Welcome back! Glad all is well, and I love your ramblings. Keep 'em coming!

Linda G. said...

Sarah -- Yeah, but don't worry -- I'll spare y'all most of it. ;)

Trisha -- Thanks. It's good to be back. :)

Monica -- LOL! Yeah, even in the midst of all the fear and tension, there were moments of amusement to be found. The panties thing -- that was one of them.

Kasie -- I like "questionable value" posts, too. They tend to make me laugh, which, come to think of it, I value. :)

Michele -- Thanks! I will do my best to ramble along. :)

out of the wordwork said...

I'm glad you're back and very glad your parents are on the mend. I know what kind of stress that places on a family and I hope your 'unWINEding' continues. :)

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Welcome back. Not sure if I'm experiencing the effects of inertia right now, or if it's simply the aftereffects of running after a houseful of grandchildren. Either way, am feeling rather brain dead.

Unknown said...

Little late here, but I'm glad your parents are recovering. I'll look forward to your musings. :-)

Linda G. said...

Nelsa -- Thanks! All is going much more smoothly now. *knocks wood*

Susan -- Sounds like a truly wonderful way to be distracted into inertia. :)

Jeannie -- Thanks! Me, I'll just be glad if my brain starts functioning again. ;)