Sunday, July 20, 2008

return from vacation


two weeks seems an awfully long time to be away from blog world, yet inspiration simply hasn't hit yet. not to say it didn't while on vacation, ohhhh, it did many times--but I resisted...and stuck to my "no blogging on vacation" vow. I sat at the computer a total of 2 times in 10 days. (and, no, they weren't for hours at a time...ok, one was.) even today, as I was checking email for the 4th time in an hour, I couldn't quite believe that I made it through those 10 days with so little online time. Refreshing. I can peel myself off the keyboard and function outside of cyberspace when desired. Of course, it is just that. A desire to be off FOR A TIME. I have no intention of staying away. Addicted? yes. Ashamed? naw. I have a balance. It tips heavy to one side sometimes, but evens out most days.
So, here's a blog to say--I'm back. I am blogging. I am uninspired to write about vacation. perhaps it is the overwhelming amount of photos i took that i need to go through and select for posting. perhaps it is still 'vacation brain' laziness. perhaps it is because my other half flew out today (less than 10 hours after we returned home!) for a week long training across the country and I don't do as well with ANYTHING when he is not around. perhaps it is the fact that i was on the phone more than i was not today. perhaps it is because I am missing my friend Rebecca so much I can't stand to even look at the photos of our visit without crying. (I love you--and got your message--I'm just too emotional to reply right now!) oh! that gives me an idea! I do not like to post blogs without photos--so the one for this post is Rebecca and I--a wonderful girls' night out this past Friday...seriously...we saw a local production of 'high school musical' and then drank shots of Jack Daniels at Applebees. we so rock.
On the horizon for tomorrow: a real vacation post :)

12 comments:

Dee said...

I figured you were on vacation! Welcome home! Where did you go?

annaliese said...

thank you!!! well...if I had my vacation post up today, you would know all the wonderful places we went and people we saw...but since I have not yet posted, I'll give you a preview ;)...St. Louis and Nashville. random? possibly...stay tuned for the connection :)

Heather said...

Glad you're back. Why don't we ever do Girls' Nights? We need to do that. I don't know about shots of JD though. No matter how much Dale tries to convince me, I am not a whiskey girl--Gah! I'll do some martinis or lemon drops.

annaliese said...

i don't know-- but we should! as for the Jack, we toured the distillery the day before and the whole process of seeing it made had us really curious about the taste (there were no samples since it is located in a 'dry' county--funny, huh?!) anyway--it went down so fast, i really didn't 'taste' it. shots are kinda dumb that way. i'm there with you on the martinis and lemon drops!!!

Shannon said...

So you come to St Louis, we give you Root Beer Floats. THAT is why you had to rush off to Nashville ? We are kind of boring that way! ;0) But we loved seeing you all and Sage is still asking "where Evie go?"!

annaliese said...

hahahahaha!!! oh my friend! you make me laugh :)!!!! those root beer floats were DEFINITELY tastier than the Jack! I am so glad we got to see you all. It was really a great trip--the only negative thing about it being the fact that it was over WAY too soon. :( I love that Evie now points to pictures of Sage and says 'dats Sage!' 'Sage and Ebie!' and adorable stuff like that :)

rebanerck said...

thanks alot... now my mom knows all about our night out... :-) She says I can't hide anything from her thanks to the internet!

annaliese said...

uh oh. just kidding, mom 2--ha ha! (sorry, Rebecca, your wild side was bound to get out!)

by the way--mom 2--how about some comments here?! since you obviously read it!!! :) love you!

Dana said...

Glad you had a good time! But glad to have you back.

At least now I know what you get up to when you're away from your boring friend...(me, although I figure you caught that!) :)

P.S. I have a couple stories for you that I forgot to tell you. Which means I need to see you!

annaliese said...

what?! you have stories?! and you haven't called me?! ummm...call me! :)

Dana said...

I didn't even see that you responded to my previous comment...guess I didn't check that handy follow-up box down there...but you've heard most of my stories now anyway. =)

Mer said...

Two weeks... try two months! Eek! I need to get my blogging act back together.