Just Checking In…

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Chile—Andes and The Roaring Pacific

It’s been quiet on the blog. First off, I was away on vacation in Chile for nearly a month and did exactly what one should do on a vacation—NOTHING! Second, I had intended to blog, but unfortunately I had no access to internet, which in a way was a godsend. For the first time in years our family (husband and three boys) used the time to bond and truly enjoy each other’s company without the interruption of any electric devices (aside from a kindle). iPhones, which were only used as cameras and iPads were a nearly extinct accessory for three weeks. I have to admit at first it did take getting used being completely out of the loop and I mean completely out of the loop. There was a lot of “this is what it was like when we were kids” from my husband and I. A lot of time was spent outdoors and really, we didn’t want to miss a thing. Mountains and ocean were part of our playground so to speak.

Now that we’ve been back for a couple of weeks, I have gotten back into my writing, bent on editing this second draft in hopes to have it ready soon, which is one of the reasons I’ve been ignoring social media. Staying off twitter and Facebook is important even if they are a necessary evil. For a writer they are time suckers if not used appropriately. Hours pass before you know it and little gets done— I’m a sucker for gossip and reading other’s blogs. On that note, hi, ho, hi ho, off to write I go…


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