Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Time to Fly

I have been edging ever closer to Internet/Blogger Burnout lately. But in the back of my mind, I have visions of rolling hills, meandering dirt roads lined with Lily-of-the-Valley, the sound of the Atlantic within a two hour drive, the Isabella Gardener and Boston MFA, quiet time for contemplation and writing—and all only a few days away.

Yes, it’s that time of year again, heading to the hills of New Hampshire where the only Internet service is over a telephone line or at the local McDonalds. I won’t be visiting too many blogs while I’m away, but by the time I return, I will look forward to catching up. I may even try to post a time or two between now and then…

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  1. I will be coming out east in May/June! Hopefully I will get to see you guys again. We should work on getting some sort of internet connection for you guys up on the hill!

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  2. Enjoy your break, sounds lovely! I'm having a forced blogging break as working on proofs from book designer, due back on his desk on Saturday. Eeek!
    Judy, South Africa

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  3. Philip, maybe well cross paths!
    The first thing we're going to d when we move is invest in whatever it takes to get me high-speed Internet! Don't know how I ever lived without it!


    Judy, I think blogging breaks should be mandatory for those in it for the long haul. Have fun with your proofs, and don't forget to breathe!! :)

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  4. Have a wonderful quiet time with your Muse. It sounds delightful to me, as I've suffered burnout, too. I'm just spending more time with my fairy tale novel these days and loving it.

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  5. Tricia, somehow knowing that I'm not the only one dealing with burnout makes me feel better. I'm so glad your Muse is playing nicely with you!

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  6. Yes, Bridget, do enjoy your respite! The "sandbox" will be there when you've rested up and re-energized! :) ~ Craig

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  7. Oh Craig, I'm glad you haven't forgotten about The Sandbox, too. Been thinking I should get back to that again--it was such fun! :)

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  8. lol,,,be careful on your journey

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  9. yes, Glenn, I will fly safely...

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  10. Oh, have fun. New Hampshire. So close to my old home. And the ocean. I want to go too.

    Be safe. Have a great time.

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  11. Thanks Anne, I do so hope I get to taste salt water--okay, at least breathe it in...:)

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  12. I'm jealous. Can I go with you?

    Enjoy your quiet time and tranquility. It's my new favorite word.....tranquility.

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  13. Sure Yvonne! Pack your bags! I make it sound tranquil, and there is some of that between a gazillion family members and friends--go, go, go, nearly every day, lol!

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  14. Have a great trip, Bridget! I'm jealous; I don't get my quiet, contemplative, internet-free vacation in northern New England until August. (And "quiet" may be wishful thinking this year...)

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  15. It sounds like an idyllic get-away. I think we all need to take vacations from the Internet every so often. Get in touch with our primal selves. Lily of the Valley--one of my favorite memories of my New England childhood. It doesn't grow in dry, sunny California.

    Have a wonderful time regenerating!

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  16. Nate, Where in Northern New England do you get away to? (Don't worry, I'm content to confine my stalking to online!)


    Anne, I didn't know you had a New England childhood! Aside from slow Internet (and barring winter), it really is idyllic in many ways--it certainly is one of the more aesthetically appealing places we have lived. I am looking forward to the change of pace and 'other' distractions!

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  17. We go to one of the islands out in Lake Champlain, northwest of Burlington and maybe 30 miles from Canadia. And no, that wasn't a typo. That's how I pronounce it.

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  18. Nate, that's such a beautiful area! Just think, only 4 more months! :)

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  20. Take me with you! I'll even bring bacon flavored dental floss for your ailing husband.

    Tell Deb I said hi. I have good memories of her. I'm sure she is as beautiful as ever.

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  21. Really? Bacon flavored dental floss? Sounds like something Homer Simpson might like--if he flossed, and I'm pretty sure he doesn't, lol!

    Regarding Deb: I will and she is!

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  22. I totally understand...enjoy your contemplative time in solitude. We all need to do it. I used to do this and take my journals with me. Peace to you...see you when you get back...

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  23. I hope that you are having a blissful time. I envy you.

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  24. I'm sure you're having a great time! Enjoy!

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  25. I missed this, because I too have been struggling with blogger burn out. I miss readin you Bridget...but hope you have had a wonderful, restorative vacation.

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