I'm back...sort of. Thank you all for your comments on my AWOL post. To clarify, last week wasn't so much about taking time offline to watch the Winter Olympics (although that was part of it) but more about reallocating time so that I could make it through an extremely hectic week without feeling overwhelmed and hiding in a closet (which was rather tempting). It was my own fault - I arranged for too much to occur in one week and I sort of imploded. I'm feeling slightly calmer now, although rather exhausted - I wish I could have a weekend when I didn't actually have anything on and could just...vegetate instead of running around like a headless chicken (a common pass time for me) completing chores.
This week is looking slightly better, but dance class has started so for two days per week I will probably be offline. (I only have until June to learn the entire syllabus for Advanced II and I'm worried...OK, petrified! Par for the course then :)
Plus, I ending up spending 4 hours at the AA (Automobile Association not Alcoholics Anonymous) on Saturday rather than the 1.5 hours I had originally budgeted as the brakes on my 14-year-old car needed replacing. On the positive side (one of my grandmother's always used to tell me to look for the silver lining) I was able to watch the men's downhill competition (Winter Olympics) while I waited and finish Corambis (Sarah Monette). I've now entered the glum phase...the one when you finish a book/series you've been completely in love with and now everything looks...grey and flat. Or is that just me? Review of Corambis to follow... Hmmmm. I'm not the only one who has wished that an author would keep writing a series, am I? Just one more Doctrine of Labyrinths book Ms Monette please...who I am kidding, I want more than one. Ten is a nice round number, isn't it *grin* (And I mean ten more books not ten in total :)