Well, this is it -- my last day of work before three weeks of vacation. The truth is, I do a lot of my LJ updating and e-mail returning during breaks at work -- which is more difficult during summer, because we're so much busier. Unfortunately, I'm a lot busier at home in the summer, too.
Anyway, I was barely keeping up with my flist as it was, partially because I insisted on replying to posts even during those times when I said I wouldn't have time to, because I love keeping in touch with my friends. But the bitter truth is I'll be away from the internet for part of my vacation, and I have a to-do list as long as my arm, so I don't think I'm going to be able to catch up this time around. I beg of you, don't defriend me! (*is paranoid*) And if something big goes down that I miss, please let me know.
I'll be popping up with my columns, of course, because hey -- deadline. Meanwhile, since I don't have the money to travel much, I've pledged to get all those chores done that I've been putting off, but I'm also going to finally get back to finish some stories I've been working on, and I'm hoping you'll see at least a little fanfic from me before the month is out. I really miss fiction writing, but of course I have to balance that with spending family time and maybe even painting that porch railing. (Will take pics -- surely something disasterous will happen?)
I'd also like to get time to actually *read* some fanfiction. I'm a thousand stories or so behind! But since I won't have easy access to the internet part of the time, I can't make any guarantees.
I miss everyone already, which is nutty because it's not like I'll be *completely* gone ... I'll just have a less visible presence. But I wanted to let everyone know I'm not ignoring you.