Thursday, May 16, 2013

I Spent Some Time Unplugged...and I Like It!

Yes, I'm finally back. I arrived home late Monday evening but I've been in some kind of "post-frantic activity" twilight zone ever since. With any luck, I'll get back to my normal blogging and writing schedule very soon.

My apologies to Duffy Brown and my followers for not having Duffy's guest post available today. I didn't expect to be unplugged for most of my stay, and I originally expected to get home on May 6th instead of May 13th. I'll make it up to Duffy in the near future.

Now about being unplugged --

I only had access to a computer for a couple of days over the last two weeks, so I simply had to put e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and blogging out of my mind and deal with my mom's move from her apartment to assisted living.

Losing access to the Internet didn't hurt me one bit.

Now that I'm home, I've found the urgent stuff could be handled in about fifteen minutes a day. I'm not going to go back to review missed Yahoo! Group digests or my friends' past blog posts. Today's a new day, and I'm looking forward. Sure takes the pressure off.

I have no idea what will show up on this blog for the next few days. Stay tuned.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you're back and hope all went well with your mother.
Unplugged is good sometimes. We all need time to recharge.

Sharon Himsl said...

Welcome back! We need to unplug sometimes. Good for the health!

Julie Luek said...

Welcome back, Pat. We missed you and continue to send you and your family prayers.

I keep saying I'm going to have a complete day where I unplug and focus on recharging the creativity... and yet...

Anonymous said...

Pleased you're back and it is strange when you're unplugged. I have come off of facebook they kept blocking me for ewquesting people.....I had 56 friends.


lizy-expat-writer said...

Welcome back Pat - hope your Mom's move went well.

Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - Glad you're back online. But still, it can be nice to 'turn it off' for a bit.

Jemi Fraser said...

Welcome back! Hope your mom's move went well and she's settling in!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Pat - sounds a good maxim to me ... and something after the weekend of being away I need to clear the slate and start again as such ..

I do hope all went well with your mother and she'll be happier and more secure knowing she has people around to look after her ..

Cheers and happy weekend .. Hilary

Kathy D. said...

Hi Pat,

I see your comments over at Confessions of a Mystery Novelist and had been intending to read your books.

So I read The Prairie Grass Murders and loved it. Of course, I love Sylvia Thorn's character.

A kind blogger is loaning me her copies and so I will read the second book, but hope you write more of these books.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Thanks, everyone. I do feel almost recovered from the flurry of activity so hope to return to a "normal" blog and blog-hopping schedule next week. Duffy Brown, who was supposed to be my guest on Thursday, graciously agreed to appear tomorrow and Sunday instead. She has some excellent words of wisdom about critique groups.

Kathy D, thanks a bunch for your kind words about the Sylvia Thorn novels. Yes, I will write more Sylvia stories, but I took a break from that and tried a couple of standalone mystery/suspense novels that I hope will get published first. I'll keep you posted.