Friday, March 14, 2008

The Lady Is Out


I've been feeling guilty about how neglectful I've been of my blog, but between my challenging new job and the onset of unusual springlike weather here (yeah, go figure a week from the first day of spring), I've been busy enjoying the pleasures of real life.

And yes, I have been playing the Sims (and get off my back about it Steph), but quite frankly kids, Lady is tapped out of interesting blog post ideas. Fresh out. Nothing but rainbows and cotton candy between my ears, or for my long time blog friends - Monkeys & Birds.

So here's the deal. I'm taking a little breaky break from my bloggy blog. I'm going to enjoy my work and in my free time I'm going to go outside and get some fresh air. I'm going to go for long walks, maybe on the beach since I live 30 minutes from one. I'm going to go shopping and out to lunch with friends. Yes. I said lunch. I'm going to entertain friends. Frenchie and Nature Boy are coming all the way up here to see us next week and I have been gathering an enormous selection of red wines for Frenchie and I to guzzle and have stockpiled some Guinness (it comes in 8 packs) for the boys.

Rather than wracking my brain trying to figure out a way to make the mundane amusing, when I have something interesting to contribute I'll be back. How about that?

Who knows how long my bliss will last. It could start snowing again tomorrow or I could get fired - then it's blog city.

21 comments:

evil-e said...

Hey, real life comes first. It is easy to simply check and see if you have anything up or not. Damn glad to hear that you have things rolling again. Enjoy...

Anonymous said...

I <3 that you love the Sims too! My BF thinks I'm a little crazy for playing...

CDP said...

We'll miss you, but enjoy the break!

Family Adventure said...

Hey, enjoy! Real life has its upsides.

But we'll miss ya.

Heidi

Gwen said...

I miss you already, but understand a gal's gotta do what a gal's gotta do. It actually makes me feel better to know that you run out of pithy things to say, too.

Enjoy your time off, but don't forget us!

The Guv'ner said...

Good for you miss! I'd take the beach over computing any day! :) Don't be a stranger though. We will track you down...

SkylersDad said...

Enjoy yourself and report back. I have to live through other peoples fun lives since I don't have a life of my own.

Blowing Shit Up With Gas said...

Thank you for not blogging about rainbows & cotton candy.

Step Right Up said...

I'm going to be honest with you. I'm disappointed. Disappointed that I won't get my daily dose of the Lady Luncher for a while and disappointed that the picture you posted contains bare arms. Where are your floaties?!

Chris said...

Guinness is yummy indeed. Enjoy your break!

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

When spring has sprung, who wants to be tethered to a computer? Get out, breathe in, and fill your inspirational well - I know I speak on behalf of all your followers when I say that we are all looking forward to what you've come up with.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

Evil - thanks! I hope you are enjoying the same blessings at your new job too.

Anon - Darling we are very crazy for enjoying such a game - a control freak and a therapists dream come true.

CDP - thanks! I'll be checking in on you guys...

Heidi - Right now my real life is all the way up so I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts.

Gwen - Writing my blog posts used to be pretty effortless, aside from all my obsessive grammar and spell checks - and lately it's become more like work. I am too happy to be very clever right now.

Guv - I'll still be here just not quite as often and I'll kick some sand around for you.

Skydad - Don't worry I'll be back with more fascinating tales about lip balm and crimes against my childhood.

BSUWG - Believe me I tried and they are for shite. I'm better when I'm bitter.

SRU - funny you should mention the floaties because this particular photo was taken when I was 6, after having taken a year's worth of swimming lessons I was (and remain) and excellent swimmer.
The reason for the intensive lessons was because the during previous year's vacation my dad was put in charge of watching out for me at the pool while my mom went shopping. He went to the bar and forgot all about me and I almost drowned.

Chris - thanks! I'll toast to you next week.

Baroness - I'm sure there are more stories in me - it just seemed silly to sit and feel stupid for not being able to come with anything new - so a break is in order.

Frenchie said...

I'm quite glad you're my friend "in real life" (as they say) so that I don't have to go without you! Nature Boy & I are psyched for our trip and even looking forward to the drive sans child. :-) See you on Thursday!

Michelle said...

Love that picture! Also love the story about your dad!

evil-e said...

New job is wonderful, I have way more time than I ever did before. In at 7:15, out at 4 sometimes 5. The first real check was sweet, the people are mostly quiet and unobtrusive, and the coffee machine is sent from heaven.

i am playing outside said...

lunchlady, i am saddened. you are blog royalty in my eyes. i will not forget you, and i will be waiting here when you come back. because quite frankly, i don't have a star studded lunch with friends and wine and guinness and walk on the beach lifestyle like you do. no sir.

ok who am i kidding? i'm awesome. get the hell out, and i'll take over your blog too.

hee. much love!

Shan said...

Enjoy your break.

Tara said...

Well hell that sounds like a blissful break to me! Sims, wine, fresh air, beach and friends....I love it!

Renaissance Woman said...

I will miss the daily posts but totally understand the need to take a break. Enjoy the break!

pistols at dawn said...

It is sort of ridiculous how one feels a certain amount of responsibility to strangers when one disappears for awhile.

Churlita said...

Hey, I'll still keep obsessively checking. You know, just in case you get hung over or something.