Prairie Valley

It is no secret that I am a creature of habit.  My life is structured around a pretty regular routine that consists of activities for both the kids and for myself. I am better than I used to be at adapting to change but I still prefer it if the change is due to something that I decide, rather than due to outside circumstances.

I wander along doing most of the same old, same old and never seem to get bored. This is probably due to the fact that even though I have a pretty standard life routine, I am too busy to realize that I am living in a bit of a rut.

This applies to most aspects of my life, including this here site of mine. I love this space, the chance to write my thoughts out, the community of people who have enriched my life. Occasionally, however, I feel like this space is more of a burden than a blessing.  I have come a long way from the place where I used to fantasize about blowing it up on a daily basis and have, for the most part, only posted when I had something that I really wanted to say.  But sometimes…I feel like I need to post because it is expected somehow (Expected of me, by me). I am here, with “free time” and should thus have something to write about. The constant wracking of my brain about what could possibly be blog fodder gets a little wearisome but I cannot seem to break free of it.

In addition to this I have two (paying) online gigs (which I love!) that require me to spend time online. Complete days off of the Internet are few and far between.

Last February when we spent a week in Mexico (My Happy Place) (Photos of me taken by Honey) (Yet another recap O’MEXICO) I was nowhere near the Internet, apart from the few moments it took to post a Flickr photo. I have to say that the break was all sorts of awesome.

As you read this I will likely be somewhere between here and Southern California, or possibly already there and eating at an In-N-Out Burger or Chipotle (I have not eaten at either establishment before!) I may post when I am away, but Honey has given me strict orders to spend my time outside. I plan on connecting with friends, soaking up the sun and taking hundreds of photos. I am taking a break from the burden of writing; of the burden of reading; of the burden of life in general. I am vacating.

I am sure you will hear all about it upon my return.  Wish me safe travels (And my family safe Angella-free time), if you could be so kind.

See you on the other side.

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  1. Mrs. Wilson January 29, 2009 4:55 am edit

    Enjoy the break! Having just come back from a break, I know that you will LOVE IT. (Except I didn’t get to go to California.)

    Have fun, Angella, and I look forward to your photos upon your return!

    Mrs. Wilson’s last blog post..just to balance things out, here’s one for my Kaylie bear too

  2. witchypoo January 29, 2009 5:21 am edit

    Bon voyage! Wishing you and loved ones all kinds of happy.

    witchypoo’s last blog post..Leftovers

  3. Jen January 29, 2009 6:12 am edit

    Have a great trip! Do stay outside. We can all wait to hear about it and see the pictures after you get back.

    Hope Matthew and the kids survive without Mommy!

  4. SAJ January 29, 2009 7:06 am edit

    I have all kinds of adventures lined up for Saturday… if you don’t decide to take surfing lessons or uh watch the super bowl or something like that.

    SAJ’s last blog post..Stuff for Sale, Stuff for Free

  5. ali January 29, 2009 7:07 am edit

    have fun!!!!

    ali’s last blog post..*weeps*

  6. sizzle January 29, 2009 7:33 am edit

    Soak up all the Vitamin D you can!

    sizzle’s last blog post..Oh My EYES!

  7. Sue @ My Party of 6 January 29, 2009 7:35 am edit

    Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy! And take pretty pictures for us. (But otherwise, do not think of us in any way, shape or form!) xoxo

    Sue @ My Party of 6’s last blog post..Flaked

  8. Sharon January 29, 2009 7:50 am edit

    Taking a break every now and then is fabulous! Safe travels, and hope you have a wonderful time!!

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  9. Amanda Brown January 29, 2009 8:30 am edit

    You are going to have such a blast, Ange! Enjoy every minute of that sunshine and soak up a little extra for me. :)

    Amanda Brown’s last blog post..Rough

  10. hillary January 29, 2009 9:15 am edit

    Ooooohhh the sun … I remember the sun. Vaguely.

    Have fun! Be safe!

    hillary’s last blog post..Not A Letter From An Occupant

  11. Mrs. Flinger January 29, 2009 11:00 am edit

    HAHA. Duh. I was hoping you’d be coming to Seattle but… Um.. WHY would you do THAT! ;-)

    Have fun! Can’t wait to see the photos and pretend like I’m there!

    Mrs. Flinger’s last blog post..Moms of Sons

  12. Kristabella January 29, 2009 11:32 am edit

    I so, so understand what you are saying. As much as I love writing, sometimes it feels like a chore or a job. One that doesn’t pay.

    It’s good to get away! This past weekend I was offline and spending quality time with my niece and nephew and it was just what I needed. We all need a break!

    Hoping you have the BEST VACATION EVER!

    Kristabella’s last blog post..House Hunting = EPIC STRESS

  13. teeni January 29, 2009 12:18 pm edit

    Enjoy! Be safe! Have fun! I await a full report when you return. :)

    teeni’s last blog post..Goodies and a New Look

  14. Danica January 29, 2009 1:59 pm edit

    Have a great time. You deserve it. (And come back to us refreshed and ready to write!)

    Danica’s last blog post..The Game

  15. She Likes Purple January 29, 2009 3:56 pm edit

    Enjoy your vacation. You deserve it.

    She Likes Purple’s last blog post..The problem child

  16. Kimber January 29, 2009 6:17 pm edit

    Have a wonderful and safe trip Angella.

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  17. Tracee Sioux January 29, 2009 8:26 pm edit

    So Jealous.

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  18. Ashley January 30, 2009 9:38 am edit

    Have a wonderful time!

    Ashley’s last blog post..The first “Rosebud” of spring….

  19. Camels & Chocolate January 30, 2009 1:48 pm edit

    Yay for fun in the sun! Wahoo!

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  20. Nicole January 30, 2009 3:02 pm edit

    Safe travels! Have a blast and enjoy your getaway.

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