Not dead, just busy.

th-1This morning I realized it’s been nine days since I posted. That’s not good, but it’s sometimes inevitable. Times are I get too bound-up in real life and can’t find time first to come up with a topic and then to write it.

Unfortunately, I may maintain radio silence for another week or so. Blame a combination of visiting relatives (they get here Sunday and will stay for a week), everyday deadlines, some fill-in child care for two families and a couple of special projects.

And, of course, the tail-end of a particularly amazing Alaska summer.

None of those things is particularly onerous (especially the summer part). Taken together, they’ve usurped all my waking hours. Occasionally they follow me into my dreams, e.g., waking up with a start and thinking, “Is that piece due today or tomorrow? Do I have enough research to finish it? Did I ever get in touch with that specialist?”


Again, not evil or insurmountable. It’s just life, which sometimes is entirely too crowded.

This is one of those times. I’ll be back when I can. Maybe I’ll even talk about those projects at some point. Thanks for your patience and, as always, thanks for reading.

Oh, and as long as I’ve got your attention: There’s still time to check out my entry in the #MoneyMinute contest sponsored by GO Banking Rates. If you can watch the 59-second video and click on the green thumb-up symbol (once only, since a second click cancels your vote), I’d be very grateful indeed.

Voting once daily through Aug. 31 would make me even happier. Sharing the following link with your friends and/or on social media? Bonus bliss.

Here you go:


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  1. Tina in NJ

    Glad you’re okay. Enjoy the summer part. The past few days here have been fabulous, but the heat and humidity are poised to make a comeback this weekend. Sigh.

    • Donna Freedman

      Ick. Sorry to hear that. I expect they’ll make a reappearance when I’m there in mid-September, because I’m just lucky like that.

  2. Everyone needs a break now and then. Enjoy the last of summer and your family. I will look forward to your next post.

  3. Holly S

    Scared me a bit. Not like you to NOT post for SOOOO many days.

  4. Valerie

    Glad you had a well deserved break! Have fun with your family in town. We’ll be here when you return. 🙂

  5. Enjoy your family & the end of summer! Looking forward to some new post after your break 🙂

  6. Hard for me to believe that summer is drawing to a close… until I realized that it was dark at 7:30 p.m. yesterday, and the sun rises after 6 a.m. #italwaysendstoosoon.

  7. Voting!!!
    I seem to have come down with the same thing that you have caught, busy life. So is it a flu, cold, disease, zombie apocalypse?

  8. Hope you’re doing ok as you prep for FinCon!

  9. You always come back with such great stories though. Just look at it as gathering future writing material!!!!

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