Update, 9/23/10: …and I’m back – in body, if not spirit. Kaylee is back to her pushy, gluttonous old self, though while I was away, little O-Ren was bitten by a baby snake. She’s okay now, but she sure gave Shane a good scare (and he, me).
Anyhow, it may still be a bit before I resume regular blogging; I’ve got a ton of work to catch up on, a website to finish, and a yard in need of some major help (still, mad props to the Mr. for all the (to-me) paralyzing tasks he tackled during my absence!). If looking at other people’s vacation photos is your thing (sicko!), mine should be up on Flickr and Facebook within the week. I’m also posting new (albeit moderate and noncontroversial) content on the PPP blog, so if you’re missing me, that’s where I’ll be.
Starting tomorrow and through September 20th, I’ll be on vacation and offline. Presumably, anyhow; I’ll be visiting my family in New York, and until I arrive, I’ve no idea what my internet/computer access and schedule will look like. I think it’s one of those situations where either I’ll be super-busy and hardly around at all, or extremely bored and using the extra time to tackle a backlog of work. Either way, expect spotty comment moderation, slow or no replies to email, and a near-total lack of blog posts during this time.
On the bright side –
[because, let’s face it, I need something shiny to look forward to as I sit here, teetering on the edge of an abyss that is a stress-filled two weeks spent at my childhood home, with neither Shane nor the dog-kids to act as a buffer between me and my lovable and supportive-yet-impossibly frustrating family / reluctant panic attack]
– I’ll be back in time for the fourth annual Vegan MoFo! Which, come to find out, is scheduled for November instead of October this year, but hey, that’s even better! ’twill give me a little extra time to prepare.
Also, please send some good vibes Kaylee’s way, mkay? (Not that I believe in that stuff, mind you, but it’s the thought that counts!) She’s been nauseous and gassy and feeling like ass since Saturday. So far, we’ve paid two veterinarians $550 to assure us that she’s basically okay, but I still worry, especially since I’m leaving tomorrow. I keep joking to Shane that he’d better not break any of the dogs while I’m gone, or else I’ll never leave the house ever again…but actually I’m more serious than not.
These photos, by the by, are of the Great Autumnal Sun Pursuit, the 2010 kickoff of which was Saturday. Every fall, I schlep the dog beds around the house, following the sun’s rays as the day progresses. All five of the dogs like to chase the sun, but Kaylee and O-Ren are the most tenacious contestants. My little baby had better feel better soon, lest she let Mr. Golden Sun outrun her. Cue: sad marshmallow.