Scheck and I are back from our extended stay in East Tennessee. It was absolutely lovely, and a fab time was had by all.
I've actually got way too much to say about the trip: what we saw, who we saw, where we went, what we did - but I think I need a day or two to process it all, now that we are just a tiny bit removed from it.
Let's allow that editor that allegedly resides inside my head (the one who is supposed to stop me from saying thoughtless things, or rambling on far too much - you know, the one who usually seems to be asleep on the job...) to actually earn his keep and to help me to contemplate what I want to say, and make some sense of it all.
I also need some time to process all the wonderful information I came home to.
Masses and masses of information: mail (both snail- and e-), newspapers, library books, TiVo'ed programs, and the blogs, oh the blogs that I have to catch up on! So much information-y goodness.
I am both overwhelmed and excited...
It is amazing how much I was able to accomplish when I wasn't reading the paper cover to cover each day, or watching TV, or keeping up with the blogsphere. It really did give me noticeable amounts of additional free time. However, I feel shockingly ignorant. I am shockingly ignorant. I think a tsunami hit, and that the Middle East is really in turmoil - but that's about it. It's frightening how quickly you can lose touch of what is happening in the world....
*And to welcome us back, Georgia greeted us with open arms.
And an outdoor temperature of 100+°. Holy crud, that's hot!