I want to vanish.

thI sort of already have: DF dropped me at the Anchorage airport at 10 p.m. Tuesday and I hit Tarpon Springs, Fla., at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. For the next five days I’ll be visiting my dad and my sister.

Timing-wise, not great: When I made the reservation a couple of months ago I’d planned it as a barely-any-work vacation. But recently an unexpected magazine assignment came in and an established deadline got moved up a week.

So the time I thought I’d spend hanging with family, doing a bit of sightseeing, and taking long walks and longer baths has turned into a “how to balance interviews with vacation.”

Did I mention I barely slept on the journey? In part that was due to turbulence, but being squeezed into an airline seat didn’t do my frozen shoulder and arm much good. I kept being startled awake by pain or pins and needles.

(The good news, however, is that I’m not losing ground – I can still move my arm to the side. Yay!)

Thus I’ll likely maintain radio silence for a few days. I’m glad to have those assignments but feeling a bit overwhelmed. You probably won’t hear from me unless something really interesting happens. I think alligators would have to be involved.

See you next week.

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  1. Have a great break. Hope you can successfully juggle the vacation part!!

  2. Have a wonderful vacation!

  3. Your title sparked my interest as I could use a little vanish time ’bout now. Enjoy your time away!

  4. Enjoy the time with your family. BTDT with unexpected changes to my schedule.

  5. Mirabella

    Enjoy your vacation, even if it’s a working vacation! I’m sure you and your family will enjoy being in a place with above-freezing temperatures for a few days.

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