Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Don't pay the ransom--I escaped!


Ha-ha! Okay, no, I wasn't really kidnapped. (Unless you mean kidnapped by LIFE. Ba-dum-...oh, never mind. It wasn't that funny the first time.)

Yeah, it's been kind of hectic for me here at Chez Grimes since I got back from vacay, catching up on everything I so blatantly ignored while TG, our son, and I were relaxing with our (mine and TG's, that is, not our son's) daughter and son-in-law down in Pensacola.

I mean, seriously, could you concentrate on work with this so close at hand? Yeah, me neither.

We had a great time eating (like this monster piece of a triple-decker Key Lime pie; no, I didn't eat it all myself--it was a group effort, and even then it took two days to finish)...

...drinking (this fruity concoction was yummy, and fortunately not quite as strong as the name implies)...

...and making merry (fun with DD at a kitschy gift shop; she takes after her father mustache-wise).

All that merry-making made reentry into reality feel like a three-ring circus, and left me with a certain empathy this guy:

Jo┼że Gal [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

What with one thing and another (books to finish writing, deadlines approaching, THE VERY FABRIC OF TIME SPEEDING UP AT AN EXPONENTIAL RATE!!! know, the usual), my humps were starting to droop!

Something had to give. Alas, it was the blogosphere. I probably could have thrown up some quick posts, but then I would have felt guilty about not having the time to read and leave comments at all the other blogs I follow. And I hate feeling guilty.*

Anyway, sorry if you've missed my bright and shining presence (ha!) in the comments section of your blog. I'm hoping things will settle down soon, but I might be scarcer than usual for a while longer. You know, until after I bend my characters to my will and beat this latest plot into submission. Bwah-ha-hah! *arms self with big writing stick*

*I'm posting today because I've had a few people ask (A.) whether I'm still alive, and (B.) if I'd finally run out of camels. 

Answers: (A.) Last I checked, and (B.) Apparently not.

Happy Hump Day! Hope you're staying perky. :)


Patsy said...

With that view and pie I wouldn't have got much work or blogging done either, so I suppose I'll have to let you off this time.

Diane Henders said...

Happy Hump Day, and welcome back! I'm glad you had a relaxing vacation, and good luck with your plot-beating. (I can see you smiling with that big stick in your hand...)

LD Masterson said...

Well, of course you were missed. I'm glad you had a good time. Now beat those little suckers into submission.

Jennifer Shirk said...

THat key lime pie looks OUTRAGEOUSLY good!!!

Glad you had a great vacation.

Missed you!

Al said...

Welcome back - you were missed

Anne Gallagher said...

I was wondering where you were. I guess I missed the post when you said you were going on vacay.

Glad you had a great time. Looks like fun, especially that pie.

Have fun beating on your characters.

S.P. Bowers said...

Your fun and relaxing posts were missed! Glad you're still alive.

Judy,Judy,Judy said...


So glad that is not just true for me. Happy to hear from you again but I understand.

Carol Kilgore said...

We can't have droopy humps, now can we? Good to see you. Now go write. That's where I'm headed, too.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

I DID miss you, but I totally understand the grueling schedule of overlapping projects in a series. You're promoting one, while proof-reading another, while revising a third and drafting a fourth.

Add in a full time job, and you've got a recipe for the funny farm!

Dawn@Lighten Up! said...

I hate it when my humps start to droop! Hate it when that happens!
I don't blame you for not posting - the diesel fuel looks oddly yummy. :)

Dawn@Lighten Up! said...

I hate it when my humps start to droop! Hate it when that happens!
I don't blame you for not posting - the diesel fuel looks oddly yummy. :)

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Hi-ya. Good to see you peeking in on the blogosphere again. Me, I'm feeling perky enough, but my humps, not so much. (Guess I'm gonna have to resort to getting some of those industrial strength Maidenforms.)

Okay, back to work! I'm looking forward to seeing what kinda trouble you have in store for poor Ciel this time.