Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Back In Blog Land

I am indeed back!
Not that I went anywhere, but I have been MIA from this cozy place that I used to spend hours putting fingers to "qwerty".

Since I last graced this page in attempt to update in a creative manner, summer came. Well sorta. The days flew from June to July, and now I scratch my head trying to recount where July went, and what I did or forgot to do.
Ah! Life at the speed of glorious life!

I still am, and will be forever, as deaf as a stump/stick/wheel of cheese.
My balance is a misnomer as I will never have "true balance" but I do a wonderful "fake" walk that would fool the best Cirque de Soleil folks. Daily I do a regime to trick the brain into thinking that walking like an Egyptian is really a cake walk.
Inner balance is so overrated dear brain.
The eyes have it.
Relax you worry wart of a grey matter!
Just relax!

Work keeps me from penning my first novel, and pretty much keeps me from attacking the dust dust bunnies that attack the house that Guitar Boy and I share in our little town.
Work seems to take over a life that enjoyed at one time spending 3 hours researching and creating the perfect French Toast.

Work, be it of the house nature or of the 40 hour per week nature, is also overrated. Yes, it pays a bill or two, but man does it take away from the discovery mode that I was in at one time. I seem to have my head down and buried in a LCD screen more than days gone by.

I will not grumble about being a million miles from a place that saw me deaf, and in a wheel chair for a time. And by the way, that does feel like a million miles ago on this journey.
Despite what some famous author declared that "there are no second acts in an American life", this Canadian boy has reinvented himself and, as a matter of fact, is on his second act.

Yes my friends, life does change, move forward, and move at the speed of life. People die, babies are born, illness strikes, senses are changed, zits appear on young boys faces overnight.
Change, change and then change.

Embrace, accept and get on the hamster wheel I suppose. I love this life, and I love to learn.

So I will depart on Saturday for a week in Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic. There I will spend 7 days with my head buried on one of several novels. I hope to read at least two or three of the trash nature, two or three of the classic's and perhaps one or two that teach me something.

Leaving the "summer" here, that has been in the blistering 20's ( high 60's F for my American friends that chuckle at the rest of the world in Celsius) and going to the high 30's.
Sun, sand and a break from the Blackberries, LCD screens, and excel spread sheets that oh so tire me out.

I will be back.

thanks for your patience and kind words always.




Annieofbluegables said...

OH David,
So glad to hear from you. Life sort of jumps into high gear in Summer, no matter how many children are home or NOT home in my case.
But I have enjoyed those days, no matter how fast they have passed.
God Bless, kind Friend. Have a great vacation.

bobbie said...

So glad you're back - and so glad you're going - on vacation, that is. Find the sun! Come back refreshed.

Government Funded Blogger said...

Now ,Dave don't take our cold weather with you ..lol
Have a good time ,eh.

smalltownme said...

Happy to hear about you again. Enjoy your trip!

La Belette Rouge said...

Great to see you!! I hope you have a fantastic time at Punta Cana. I worked at the club Med at Punta Cana for a year. I recommend taking a side trip to Casa de Campo and Santo Domingo. Happy writing!!!

Anonymous said...

Glad to see your words again. Welcome back.

Laurie said...

Good to hear from you again! Glad to hear you are doing well and staying busy. Have a great vacation!

kim said...

What a cheery post! I've been wondering about you and so glad to hear you're doing well!

Jennifer said...

I have missed you. I thought of you several times last week, as I have had issues with an ear and your attitude inspired me. It's great to see you, my friend.

Chris H said...

Very nice to see you back, for however long.
Work is a necessary evil ...
We are still in winter mode here.. and I look forward to summer and 'blistering' highs of the 20's.... we do not get into the 30's too often here.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

have fun and enjoy all that reading!

hockeychic said...

OOh a vacation to read, sounds wonderful! So great to read you again. I hope you have a wonderful, restful trip.


Anonymous said...

You've been on my mind so much this summer. I knew you were doing well, but I was curious and missing your personality out here in this nebulous environment. Glad to see you're back! Have a wonderful time on your trip, read a trashy one or two for me!

lisahgolden said...

I'm glad for the update! I was wondering how you were!

Mary Ellen said...

It was wonderful to see you pop up in my reader. I'm glad to know you're well, if overworked, and you deserve a fabulous getaway.

Have a magnificent time!

Vixbil said...

have an amazing holiday, currently in France myself with the family soaking up the sunshine