Time Out To Smell the (Beach) Roses
Look for Me On the Veranda in August
During the 4th of July long holiday weekend, I spent 5 days camping down the Connecticut shore with my oldest daughter and her family, as well as my youngest daughter.
It was marvelous to get away, and although I wasn’t tethered to my computer’s lifeline, I did manage to sign into my email and Twitter via cell phone on occasion. I didn’t want to make it too obvious to the family though, because they think I’m somewhat “obsessed” you could say, with blogging.
I’ve been doing a bit of introspective thinking lately, and a fellow blogger gave me reason to pause and realize I had to step back and take a deep breath, if just for one week.
Many of you know I wanted to take the early retirement from my day job, but couldn’t. I have so many blog posts written in a journal that I’d like to put up here, but there isn’t enough hours in my day to type them up, as well as do all the administrative work that goes along with maintaining a blog.
I didn’t start out as a Product Reviewer, but created my blog, originally called “Moomettesgram’s Musings” to offer just that – Musings of a Baby Boomer Grandmom from New England.
The “musings” part has sort of fallen off, and been overtaken by product reviews, and all the associated administrative work that goes into it. When you add into the equation I still work full-time, take care of the grandkids after I get out of the cubicle, have a DH, house and The Cat to take care of – besides keeping up with social networking and a PR4 blog – it’s overwhelming.
Those of you who know me see me on Twitter until 3 am many nights.
Many of you are familiar with Trisha’s post about PR Blackout.
We want to see your blog naked, raw, and back to basics. Talk about your kids, your marriage, your college, your hopes, your dreams, your house and whatever you can come up with for one week.
I thoroughly enjoy working with the PR reps who contact me, as well as offering my readers insight into new products from the perspective of a “Baby Boomer Grandmom Who’s Been Around the Block.”
My husband and I sent our daughters to a private all-girls high school. Several times during the year, all the students would go on a “Retreat” and reflect on life and whatever else was the topic of the Retreat.
I will be taking my own “Retreat” and respite from posting product reviews during this time – stepping back to take a breather, clear my head and get all those “musings” that are in my precious journal up for you all to read.
So I’ll be on vacation, but it’ll be a “working vacation” – a vacation for my mind, body, spirit and soul – a chance to rejuvenate.
Look for me on Veranda Chit Chat during August 10-16. Come join me as I’ll be sharing about family life; adding to my 101 Things About Me tab; offering up some favorite recipes, and maybe sipping a
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