You’re not on vacation anymore Toto!

I’m back. And you know what, I had all these grand plans for blogging while I was away but I just couldn’t bring myself to write, or even read. My Google reader said 1000+ unread entries, just this morning. Oh, I read just a little bit while I was away, just enough to know that there were blog controversies complete with all the usual shenanigans (science vs. religion). However, once I got electronically uncoupled …even from my watch as it were… it became nearly impossible for me to turn the technology back on. And that’s a good thing, cause it left time for stuff like this:

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We had an awesome trip, thanks for asking. But, as I was reflecting this morning at 4:30 am on my way to the grocery store… couldn’t sleep… jet lag… I missed writing, and I missed you people…. WEIRD, I know. 😉

So, tomorrow I’ll spend some time in my office, digging myself out from under piles and piles of email, making a prioritized office/lab to-do list, collecting drafts of those review articles I’m supposed to be supervising, getting ready for the onslaught on Monday… and blogging hopefully. Then, when I get home I’ll start looking for a new piano teacher for LittleA, renting a clarinet for BigA, and organizing whatever sports the kids want to participate in when school starts, I’m going to need a home to-do list as well, I can see that now. Life goes on. Yikes!

The coming months will be busy and they will bring some exciting new challenges and responsibilities. I’m rested and ready- and I wouldn’t be doing it like this, or writing about it…if I didn’t really enjoy it.

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15 thoughts on “You’re not on vacation anymore Toto!

  1. Welcome back.

    “and organizing whatever sports the kids want to participate in when school starts”

    ποδοσφαίρο!

  2. jc- Itty bitty little fish. It was the summer of fishing, they caught crabs, they caught fish, they swam and swam and SWAM. And no, I hadn’t seen the keyboard- but that’s cool, I’ll have to show it to her.

    DSKS- We’ve been having some talks about the ‘ποδοσφαίρο’, and I think the little one may play. Both played two years ago and the practice/game schedule nearly killed me. Then we took a year off of playing and now I’m ready for it again! Hey- and for you soccer fans out there- we stopped in England on our way home and now we all own Manchester United T-shirts…

  3. Hey- and for you soccer fans out there- we stopped in England on our way home and now we all own Manchester United T-shirts…”

    I suppose we can let it slide because it’s hard to come by a real football shirt in any of the international airport hubs in England. And it could have been worse. You could have spent money on Arsenal.

  4. Don’t mind me, I’m just bitter. The Saints were relegated last season and have to start League One* with -10 points. Boo!

    Our shirts look nicer than Man U’s though, just FYI.

    * that’s third division in sensible speak.

  5. Welcome back!

    Here’s hoping you had considerably better weather and more sun that what has passed for “summer” here in teh Northeast.

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