Sunday, December 23, 2012

An explanation, and then some.

You know how when you're a little kid and adults say things you don't understand, you think they're actually saying something else? I used to thing "and then some" was "and thensen" and I always wondered what thensen was. Now I know.

Anyway, I'm back! Here's what's transpired since I was last here (not counting the test post yesterday from my phone).

Abbey and I jumped in my trusty Honda last Monday morning and drove the eleven-and-a-half-very-long hours to Deb's house. On the way, we stopped at a Cracker Barrel on I-40 in Tennessee and met Amanda Bennett, whose unit studies I've been editing for the last year and a half. We've tried to meet before and something always came up, but this time, thanks to her son the chauffeur, we made it happen. And it was fun!

After an hour of fun, we climbed back in the car and drove the rest of the way to Deb's, where we had dinner and fell into bed.

Then bright and early Tuesday morning I drove to the office of a client, where I spent the rest of the day with my face buried in a computer finishing up the editing of a book. On Wednesday I took Abbey with me and she gave me a crash course in Adobe's InDesign, which I used to lay out the book—248 pages.

To say that the four days I worked on it were trying would be a gross understatement, but I made it. The book was laid out, the graphics guy rose to the challenge of drawing a circle when all I could muster was a triangle, and all's well. In the evenings I read stories to the grandsons, ate my daughter's great cooking, and washed dishes for her. 

That was Wednesday through Saturday.

This is where my excuses come into play. At Deb's house, I have cell phone reception, but no internet on my computer, so I couldn't blog. At the office, I have wireless internet to my computer but no cell phone reception and no time to blog. Twenty-first century problems.

Then this morning Abbey and I got up at 4:30, climbed back in old Trusty, and drove home in 11 hours. Can you tell I was hurrying? I did not get a ticket, although I should have.

Now it's 7:44 pm and I've swept up some dog hair, done a little laundry, had pizza for dinner and a hot bath in my own bathtub, and I'm ready for bed.

Also, I figured out how to sync my blog with my phone. I'm pretty sure that option was available twelve years ago but I don't like to rush into things. Anyway, now I have no excuse not to post.

Be thankful ~

1 comment:

Kayla said...

Glad you made it home safely. Merry Christmas!