and asked me why I don’t love it anymore. And I said, “I still love you Linus!”
August completely got away from me. I posted a grand total of 4 times in August and now it’s September 7th! How in the world did that happen?!?!
Well…have I got a story for you. Don’t worry, it’s a short one- well actually several very little stories just to get my feet wet again with blogging.
- The first week in August, WordPress updated its blogging software and I thought I would update as well. Good idea? Maybe not so much. The new version of WordPress absolutely hated my blog. I thought I was about to lose the whole thing, and it took me forever to figure it out… revert back to an old version and then fix everything that fell apart during the transitions. It was all so tedious and painstaking that I thought I was going to lose my mind, but the most overwhelming thing I felt was relief that I had not lost ol’ Linus.
- Then…I upgraded the operating system on my computer. More drama, hair-pulling and gnashing of the teeth. Enough said. You would think that I would learned by now not to upgrade things myself. Ha! So there goes week two of August. I managed one more post after this for my tour stop on Wife of the Gods by Kwei Quartey. Good book, by the way.
- I have been on vacation that last two weeks of August with only sporadic access to internet, and not enough time to blog.
So, to recap, the first two weeks of August were stressful, and the last two weeks have been divine- a much needed relaxation and rejuvenation. I have to say that the Catskills in Upstate New York is some of the most gorgeous scenery and lands and towns that I have ever seen. I kept feeling like I was right in the middle of someone’s lush and luxurious painting. I, of course, brought my camera, and, of course, left the batteries at home, so I have only memories. I guess I was supposed to have a real technology free experience because let me tell you there was no tv, cell phone or internet service, and…get this, the phone was rotary! I don’t know when is the last time that I’ve seen one of those. Does anybody have one?
I can’t believe that we are 7 days into September already. I went to the beach this weekend, and that was a wonderful thing. I brought along The 19th Wife, by David Ebershoff and didn’t read a page. I just love feeling the sun on my back. What did you do this holiday weekend (for my U.S. peeps)? And the rest of you too, anything fun?
I think I only finished one book in August, and at the moment I can’t even remember what it was, but it’s good to be back. And just in time to vote in the Book Blogger Appreciation Awards. Did you vote? Vote! Voting closes Saturday September 12 at 11:59 PM EST.