I’m really doing you a favor…

Can you believe that this is the only way I can get gifts into the house without my kids knowing about them? I don't care what they say about how light-weight those new iPads are, they get heavy after carting them around on your head for a couple of hours.

Can you believe that this is the only way I can get gifts into the house without my kids knowing about them? I don’t care what they say about how light-weight those new iPads are, they get heavy after carting them around on your head for a couple of hours.

This is a busy time of year, no matter what you believe or who you are.

  • Adults of all faiths (from Aladurists to Zoroastrianists and more than a bazilllion Amazon-Dot-Commerists, too) are preparing for some festival of impoverishment followed by an abundance of unnecessary items requiring batteries and instructions more complicated than diffusing a bomb. The festival also entails overrnourishment followed by lethargy while reminiscing about disasters of the past  year.

    Keep looking. I know little Jimmy is under here somewhere.

    Keep looking. I know little Timmy is under here somewhere.  Where’s Lassie when you need him? Good Grief, we lost him, too!

  • Children (those resource and energy drainers between the ages of 0 and 40 still living with you) are scanning the internet to add to their “wish list.” They are also bemoaning any of your attempts to “simplify” the holidays this year by invoking the dreaded guilt-laden word: “tradition.”

    Please let my parents be hearing this. They don't want a super big tree this year or  any lights to outline our house and every single bush in the yard. That's just wrong. Grandpa, you're in Heaven, right? Can you please tell then how sad you'll be if they don't go all out this year? Thanks. Amen.

    Please let my parents be hearing this. They don’t want a super big tree this year or any lights to outline our house and every single bush in the yard. They’ve also mentioned giving to charities instead of buying me presents. That’s just wrong. Grandpa, you’re in Heaven, right? Can you please tell them how sad you’ll be if they don’t go all out this year? Thanks. Amen.

  • Your pets are trying not to get roped into those daffy holiday costumes for those silly holiday pictures.
    grumpy cat

Let’s face it. Everyone is busy. And stressed.

I sense you need a break.

The last thing you need is another blogger, like me, bombarding you with posts every other day or so, right? I thought as much!

In a totally selfless act, I have again decided to skip town without my computer and give all of you a much-needed break from me. I know, sometimes even I can’t believe how kind I am!

Yeah, well, my halo sometimes needs a bit of adjusting...

Yeah, well, my halo sometimes needs a bit of adjusting…

This time, I’m not headed west. Have you seen the weather out there since I left?

I was looking at condos in the Portland area just recently. This is a nice second-story unit. The view is quite literally breathtaking.

I was looking at condos in the Portland area just recently. This is a nice second-story unit. The view is quite literally breathtaking.

This time I’m headed south. To the Bahamas. I’ll be there plenty of time to give you a good respite from having to read my posts. You’re welcome.

Me in Maui. I just wanted you to know what I look like on vacation while on an island. I'm standing under a very large Banyan tree, which they probably don't have in the Bahamas. So I'll have to stand under something else shady instead...

Me in Maui. I just wanted you to know what I look like on vacation while on an island. I’m standing under a very large Banyan tree, which they probably don’t have in the Bahamas. So I’ll have to stand under something else shady instead…

In case you want to do another treasure hunt, I did two guest posts on Sunday. For the one about lessons I learned as a college professor, Click here. I wrote it for The Mature Student Hanging in There.    Click here for one about my suspicions that I might be mentally ill.  I wrote that one for my Sunday gig over at Legends Undying.

I know it's a lot of work--all that clicking and going over to other blogs, but grab a mug of mulled cider or spiked eggnog and relax. Just don't let the boss catch you!

I know it’s a lot of work–all that clicking and going over to other blogs. Hey! I have a thought! Grab a mug of mulled cider or spiked eggnog and relax while you sniff out my other posts. Just don’t let the boss catch you!

I’ll catch up with you all when I get back!

 

~ by Lorna's Voice on December 3, 2012.

40 Responses to “I’m really doing you a favor…”

  1. 🙂

  2. I’m a little late responding to this but it looks like you’re getting some fun travel time in…good for you…but sorry for the long recovery period. I also have a photo of myself under a huge banyan tree taken at the Ford/Edison compound in Ft. Myers, FL. That thing is huge. I love banyan trees…they’re my favorite. See you soon, Lorna. 🙂

  3. haha … that is exactly how it always is. Why is that??

  4. 🙂 😉 🙂

    Andro xxx

  5. You, too!! 🙂

  6. Well be good and you might get some
    wicked treats this year, actually you might
    even get some naughty one’s too but that
    is for you to know and me to find out later 😉

    Just make sure you have a funtastic time 🙂

    Andro xxx

  7. Ha! Santa gave up on me a LONG time ago…;)

  8. Thanks, Casey! I did!

  9. I know what you mean. I took a longer break than I meant to, too. Traveling took more out of me than I thought it would. I was exhausted after all that relaxation!

  10. Thanks Peter! The beaches were divine and not at all crowded. WOnderful! Traveling was tough on me though. I’m just now starting to feel human again…

  11. Thanks, Sara! I’ve missed you all, too. I’m just feeling good enough to get back to blogging. Traveling takes more out of me than I would like to admit. But I did have a wonderful time!

  12. The trip wasn’t that long, but my recovery from traveling took longer than I thought. I am reminded that I have Chronic Fatigue when I have too much fun. 😉

  13. Travelling is definitely tiring
    but what a wicked holiday 🙂
    Now all you have to do is sit
    back and be pampered just
    before Christmas 🙂

    Be good though as Santa is
    still watching 🙂

    Andro xxx

  14. Thanks, Andro. The trip was great but exhausting. I guess it was the travel part that was exhausting…

    I’m just getting back to feeling normal again–curse this Chronic Fatigue thing!

  15. First of all I think that a beach snap would have been much better but I still like the one you chose, and that halo on the dogs ear looks just like the one’s in my hoopla game, you know the naughtier version? 😉 How do you mean where do you throw the hoop? 🙂 Cheeky…

    I hope that you are getting ready for a delightful Crimbo and that your stockings are off and on the wall in readiness for all those awesome presents and goodies that you will undoubtedly be getting 🙂

    Now what else was I going to say? Ahhhhhhhhhhh yes…

    HAPPY CHRISTMAS LORNA and do be GOOD 😉 🙂

    Andro xxx

  16. Lol funny as always. Enjoy yourself and soak up the sun but don’t go for too long, you hear? 🙂

  17. Have a great time – we’ll miss you!

  18. I’m rather envious of your trip to the Bahamas. sounds fabulous, and well worth skipping a bit of blogging for. As for Mature Student, she is one of my favourite bloggers so I will have to scuttle over there and see what you’ve written. Have a nice break

  19. Hope you have a blast while you are away. You are very kind to give us a break. I took one, but didn’t mean too. Life just keeps on crowding in and drowning out my plans. 😀

    Have a blast.

  20. Have a great time, Lorna.

  21. As long as there is shade…and I figure at the very least, I can stand next to Phil–he’s 6’4″ and should provide lots of protection!

  22. Always had you figured for a Bahama mama. Have a great trip!

  23. Thanks for the award! I’ll deal with that when I return. And yes, I will protect my fair skin. I’ll stand in Phil’s shade–he’s 6’4″ and makes a great protector in so many ways! 😉

  24. I guess I’m somewhat of a Grinch. I don’t want to steal Christmas, just make it vanish for me! Glad to have made you laugh! 🙂

  25. Oh, I won’t. I can’t leave my blogger buddies for too long–you know that! 🙂

  26. Thanks so much! I’m looking forward to this bit of relaxation before the crazies of the holiday season! 🙂

  27. Thanks so much! I’ll have fun and be back, better than ever before you know it! 🙂

  28. Thanks, Phil. I’m looking forward to being unplugged. I know you know the feeling! 🙂

  29. Safe travels to you my friend! Enjoy the holiday. Here’s hoping it is every bit as refreshing and renewing as you hope it to be. We’ll miss you but we’ll also envy you being disconnected from the online world.

  30. I find great energy and passion in your posts. Have a great break.

    Shakti

  31. Happy travels, Lorna x

  32. Have a great time!!! But we need you to come back..don’t give us too much of a “ break “…

  33. Thank you for that lighthearted, or maybe it was darkhearted, look at Christmas. I laughed, and you know that’s very good for me.

  34. Funny woman as always, Lorna xo Unplugging sounds good. Maybe I’ll just pretend I am away… yeah, but would I notice? lol Nominated you for the 2012 blog award but no rules, no pressure, for fun only if at all xo Happy Travels! Look forward to your news when you get home 🙂 PS Use sunscreen, lots of it

  35. Will do, I’m really looking forward to unplugging. 🙂

  36. I’ll take pictures and everything–or at least I’ll take my camera…

    Thanks! Hang in there and don’t get into too much trouble without me! 😉

  37. Have a splendid time Lorna. Send us a postcard if you get a chance. Otherwise, we’ll wait eagerly to hear all about it when you return.

  38. Lol, Hilarious

    Have a Great Trip

    DJ-

  39. A flood in Reno…that would have been something, huh? I bet you were glad the temps dipped. Snow is so much more magical than rain, especially in the desert! 🙂

  40. I love it, Lorna…leave that computer behind, take care of yourself and have a wonderful time. I still haven’t had time to do the Blog Hop thing. I supposed I could have made time but chose to chill out yesterday and watch for the flood they promised us here in Reno…grateful that it froze instead.

Silence can be just what the doctor ordered. You know I'm a doctor, right?

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