Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Old "I Was Traveling" Excuse

Hubby and I traveled Monday. Even though I travel fairly often, I still find it tedious and draining. Could be my age, I guess. As I get older, I find I'm more and more attached to my own bed, my own cozy reading chair, my own writing space.

When we planned this trip, I had high hopes of pulling my laptop out on the flight and working on my book. Instead, I slept almost all the way from Denver to Boston. On an early afternoon flight, no less.

I had more plans to write after we checked into the hotel last night. But there I was, wined and dined and ready to crash at 8:00 PM Colorado time. I sat at the desk to work on this post, but the desk was too high and my arms hurt and I kept yawning.

Tomorrow's post may be more energetic. No promises, though. We have kids (grown up ones) to visit and a six-month old granddaughter to enjoy. There are definitely some different priorities for the next two days.

11 comments:

Mason Canyon said...

It's not your age, just blame it all on the hassle you have to go through now to fly. Sounds like your priorities are in a good place. Have fun.

Terry Odell said...

Hotel desks are NOT designed for computer work. I end up stacking all the pillows on the chair. But at least you can sleep on planes. I'm always exhausted whenever I get where I'm going.

The Old Silly said...

Love your candor. G'on'n get your rest, revive your energy and HIT IT tomorrow!

Marvin D Wilson

Patricia Stoltey said...

Good morning, my friends. thanks for stopping by so early. I'm just checking in briefly before we escape the hotel room and have some fun. I'm finding the laptop on my lap much easier to deal with than the laptop on the desk. Tomorrow's post will definitely not sound so cranky (or candid as Marvin so graciously put it).

Karen Walker said...

Didn't sound cranky at all. Just honest. Enjoy your family, Patricia. It's okay to take a breather from all of this.
karen

Carol Kilgore said...

Enjoy your family!

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

It's good to know what you're up to. Don't worry about us....have fun with your family! :)

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

I find travel more draining than I used to as well. I suggest taking a few days off and emjoying your family.

Elspeth Antonelli said...

You can sleep on planes? I'm envious. Enjoy that new grandbaby!

Elspeth

Elizabeth Bradley said...

You made me chuckle with recognition! I always miss my desk and bed when I travel too. My daughter and son-in-law are staying with us and I am babysitting my 6 month old granddaughter right now. And it's nearly impossible to get any writing done around here!

carolynyalin said...

Enjoy your time, and granddaughter :)