Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Catchin' up

When last you heard from me, the tulips were a-poppin' in Central Park (they're pretty much gone now), I'd never been to Syracuse (not that I sat around troubling myself about it), and George Bush was president (oh, wait - he still is president). I am still here, too, just completely buried in work. Blogging, alas, has had to sink to the bottom of the "to-do" pile. (Thanks for missing me, Winston!)

I do find time to walk Bailey in the Park (that's how I know the tulips are almost gone). And I did go to Syracuse for a conference over the weekend. The New York finger lakes district is really beautiful. I stayed with a friend who has a house (built in 1872) on one of the lakes, which was much better than having to park at the local Holiday Inn, I tell you.

Other than that, I'm all-work-all-the-time right now. I hope that things ease up a bit once the June 5-8 conference is over. For me, it's the "Little Red Hen Conference," after the fable of the little red hen who did all the work planting, tending, and picking the corn, though she had all sorts of volunteers to eat it. I'm the little red hen on this. But as far as I'm concerned, everyone's welcome to eat all they want, as long as they don't bitch and moan about anything. The time for "advice" passed about three weeks ago.

I'm taking Friday off so that I can have a 4-day weekend before the onslaught. It really is time to break out the seasonal clothing and put away the wool. That should help, right?

5 comments:

Liz said...

love the cartoon!

Now you make sure you get enough rest, and eat properly, mary! Work is only work. You are more important.

jomoore said...

Funny how having lots of work is stopping you posting, but having no work is stopping me...!

Have a lovely relaxing weekend, Mary - you deserve it.

P.S. "Bailey in the Park" sounds like the name of a band. Or a song. Or a film. Or something...

Winston said...

Wondered where you were hiding. And from what... Sounds like you're pushing yourself pretty hard. Get some rest over the weekend. Make Mary your priority numero uno...

Joy Des Jardins said...

I knew work was taking over....it often does. Glad you're taking these four days sweetie...much needed. It's good to catch up. I've been feeling a little of that too with my blog lately. Just relax and try to enjoy the weekend Mar....much love....

MaryB said...

I am doing my best to leave the work for only a few hours a day. I'm taking lots of walks, cleaning the apartment, reading.

"Bailey in the Park." Hmm. A new novel or just a good Irish drink as I get some exercise??