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I’m sure some of my bloggy pals have noticed I’ve not been commenting much (OK, hardly at all) the last couple of weeks. With all that has been going on between work and the kids, things have been a little crazy. To top all that off, we were trying like hell to get our butts off to a nice long vacation … we all really need it!

So … we made it through the baby shower a week ago (after wading through more of the muck and mire at work) and spent the following day packing and trying to straighten up the house a bit so our friend who comes to feed the bird and the fish wouldn’t be tripping over the mess. I had high hopes of getting done early enough to (for once) get a decent bit of sleep before having to drive all day. But alas, this was (yet again) not to be. By the time I finally fell asleep I think I got a 90 minute “nap” before having to get back up. Even with weekday traffic (we left Monday morning) we made it up to Shasta in about 11 hours though. Not too bad. πŸ™‚

We’ve been here 5 days now and are finally feeling a bit rested and ready to go exploring. The good news is we decided on a longer stay this year (15 days instead of the usual 8) so we still have plenty of time to get out and play. The bad news is that we’re once again stuck with dial-up for internet access. Blech. I had hoped that we’d be able to use the cell phone to get online but even though the phones work here, they can’t do the 4G thing needed for online. Boo.

I’m not sure if I’ll be able to catch up with all the blogs I’m behind on, but I’m going to try. The slow connection with the dial-up does put a damper on things. Oh, and the fact that I’m working on a huge dreamcatcher for the new little one doesn’t help. Hopefully I can get caught up, worst case I’ll just start fresh when we get back. But honest, I’m not ignoring anyone. πŸ˜‰