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Monday, December 7, 2015

Back Again

While I had every intention of visiting all blogs and doing more Twitter and more FB while I was on break, that didn't happen. Here's what did.


I went to Cuba. (more about that later)






I went to Mexico. (more about that later, too)





I came home. (his was the sensible choice for security)






I got sick.





I got sicker.




I'm just now climbing from between the sheets and looking around at what's happening in the world. 



And discovering it's Christmas. Really?


All of that is my way of saying sorry I didn't stop in to say hi. But I did do some things. I sent out my Special Offers Newsletter and I chose a winner! Lelia's name came out of the hat this time, so a signed copy of Double Negative is hers. Thanks for signing up for my Newsletter, Lelia. Each month I either offer something or I find special offers by others. Hope you'll sign up.

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I'm trying to get up to speed. Give me a push if you see me start to slide. Oh, and if you can please stop by Cover Wars to vote. There was a glitch in October, so all the votes were dumped. Maybe this has brought on my bed-ridden condition. The Great Time Lock Disaster needs help! I also see that Patricia Lynne's Snapshots is up for votes. And there are more. Vote everyday. Vote for several of your choice. It's kind of fun.

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Quote for the week: 
If you can accept losing, you can't win. Vince Lombardi

What do you suggest for getting back on track after a break and then after being totally out of it for days? Are you ready for Christmas? Do you know about Masquerade Crew and their Cover Wars? 

85 comments:

  1. Sorry you got so sick after all of your great travels. Will pop over and vote for you.

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  2. Wow, first part I bet was fun and second part was crappy. Sure went up and down through the ringer by the sounds of it, dumb germs can get us every time.

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    1. At least it didn't happen on the trip, so I'm grateful for that!

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  3. Hope you had fun on your trips and sorry you got sick! At least you didn't get sick during the trips, right? (I hope!)

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  4. I make lists of all the things I need to do. Checking them off keeps me going. Glad you back and feeling better.

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    1. Oh yes, lists. See I forgot all about those. Thanks.

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  5. Sorry you got so sick after your trips. Maybe just enjoy the holidays and get back on track after the new year.

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    1. I will be a tad slow for sure. Great to hear from you, Natalie.

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  6. Travels are fun, falling sick isn't. Hope you feel much better very soon.

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    1. Thanks. I'm actually able to stay up most of the day now, so I'm on my way back.

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  7. Cuba!? Mexico!? Montezuma's Revenge!? I'd say you've do it all.😲 Glad you're feeling better. Chicken soup....

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    1. There's nothing like travel to make it clear where home is! Thanks, Bish.

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  8. Holy mutha! You went to Cuba! So jealous. Can't wait to hear about it.

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  9. Pleased to see you're back Lee, thanks for those awesome pictures.
    Yvonne.

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  10. I bet security was afraid to frisk that guy and let him through. Glad you're feeling better.

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    1. No clothes makes security much easier! Just drafty. :-)

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  11. How do I get back into writing after all that? I go to a fun movie. After listening to the dialogue and watch the story structure as it unfolds, I almost always want to rush home and use everything I've just learned to work on my own story.

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    1. Movies are the best motivators, aren't they? Thanks, Ken.

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  12. got sick from too much Cuban rum or from too much Mexican tequila? :)

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    1. I wish! That would have made it worthwhile! Hi DEZ.

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  13. I'm so glad you're back - I've missed you! Very sorry to hear you've been sick, but it looks like you had some awesome adventures. Can't wait to hear about them. I love the shot of Cuba - what gorgeous old cars.

    Taking a break is good for us, but it's always nice to come home.

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    1. Always good to be missed. Thanks for that! It's really nice to go around to all the blogs and see what people are writing about. Loved your post today about friends.

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  14. Very cool about Cuba and Mexico, but not so cool about being sick. I hope you are feeling much better now!

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    1. Thanks, Dianne. I'm at least functioning and not sleeping all day.

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  15. Cuba & Mexico? I'm sure you had fun. Hope you're feeling better now, Lee!
    Glad to have you back!

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    1. Nothing like a little bug to make being healthy seems very good indeed.

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  16. Travel is fine, but sickness not good. Glad you're doing better now.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  17. I got nothing for getting back on track. I'm not there yet after being on vacation in mid-October. So sorry you caught a bug, but I know you enjoyed your Latin holiday. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Oye! I'm in trouble if you're still dealing with returning. Good luck to the both of us.

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  18. So glad to hear you are feeling better! Hope you continue this upward trend, but don't forget to go a bit easy on yourself. Don't want you to overdo it! Enjoy the rest of the week! :)

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    1. I know. I'm so anxious to DO something, and I still don't have the energy. Very frustrating. Thanks, Karen.

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  19. Getting on track again is always tough! Take your time - make sure you're taking care of yourself!
    Christmas is inching its way closer and closer!! Getting there, but nowhere near ready :)

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    1. Yep. I thought I had a year to get ready!

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  20. I love your pictures and your short run down of running around and being rundown. I'm sorry you've been sick, but I'm glad you are on the mend.
    Merry Christmas! I hope that you heal quick so you can be of good cheer! :)

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    1. Thanks, Tyrean. I think all will be well. We'll just have a smaller celebration this year.

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  21. Cuba and Mexico? Wow! That must have been exciting. although, with all that travel, I'm not surprised you picked up dome germ somewhere. Lots of people I know get sick from airplanes - too many people in too tight a space. It's great you're feeling well enough to post. Congrats to Leila! I voted for your cover!

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    1. Thanks for the vote. I'm still at 1%, which means absolutely nothing to me. Wish I understood this. Hope you're good. Seems you're doing great things with the Hop. Congrats on keeping that going.

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  22. Welcome home. Your travels sound great; being sick not so much. Glad you're better. Take it slow and easy.
    I voted. Will do so again. Good luck.

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    1. As always I appreciate your support, Beverly! Take care. BTW I love your new blog look.

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  23. Sorry to hear you were sick. If it helps, I voted for your book.

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    1. Thanks, Kelly. That's very sweet of you.

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  24. Welcome back! Although, that sucks you got sick, but sounds like you got better in time for Christmas. =)

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    1. Yep. I'm going to be standing by the tree, not lying under it as I thought!

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  25. Feel better!
    My suggestion for catching up: stay offline for a few days and focus on the most urgent things you want/need to do. After you read my latest email, of course...

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    1. Of course! How's that book launch coming along? Very excited for you.

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  26. Thank you! I'll be revising a bit this month, then more in the spring.

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    1. Here's to great revisions. You know, of course, I'm doing the same thing. Thanks for the crit!

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  27. Yay for fun travels but sorry about coming home and getting so sick! I hate this time of the year for that reason - but I love so much else of it, so hopefully fun things will be happening for you soon!

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    1. I'm up and at the desk, so things are definitely improving! Hope you stay well throughout the season.

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  28. I'm glad you're back and feeling better! I can't wait to hear about your trips to Cuba and Mexico. :)

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    1. Thanks, Chrys. I'll be sharing some images as soon as I can get them organized. Another little project.

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  29. I'm glad you're back and feeling better! I can't wait to hear about your trips to Cuba and Mexico. :)

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  30. Hi Lee - looking forward to the news on Cuba and then Mexico ... wonderful countries by the look of it.

    Being yughie ... is not at all nice and it takes a while to get over - ease into Christmas seems a sensible choice.

    Good to see you over in Cornwall with me! Cheers Hilary

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    1. I missed your historical perspective! Glad to be back with you.

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  31. That's awful about being so sick. I'm glad to hear you're feeling better. I'd ease back into things slowly and not overstress yourself. And yes, it's almost Christmas! Yay! (Even though I'm not quite ready for it.) Yay, anyway!
    I'm looking forward to hearing more about Cuba and Mexico. Very fascinating places to visit.
    Off to check out the voting now.

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  32. I hope your trip to Cuba and Mexico was fantastic. I hope you're feeling better too!

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    1. They were. And I'm now almost up to speed again. Thanks, Cherie.

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  33. Welcome back! And Merry Christmas!

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  34. Here's wishing you health all through the holidays. (No more of that laying in bed!)

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  35. So sorry to hear you weren't well. I can’t believe Christmas is almost here either. Hope your visits to Cuba and Mexico were fun. LOVE the photo at the airport. It's so true, isn't it? I also watched your book trailer. It's great! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. While that airport photo is pure fun, it makes sense these days!

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  36. I'm sorry about your illness. Your trips sound fascinating.

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  37. I am presently sick, so I feel your pain. I hope you're back to feeling better. I voted for your cover! It really is a good cover. :)

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  38. I'm so sorry you've been sick. I hope you are much better for the holidays. Can't wait to hear about your adventures in Cuba and Mexico. Take care and Merry Christmas!

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  39. I hope you feel better soon. Can't wait to hear about your trips! Rest up and take care. Have a very happy Christmas. :)

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  40. i'm so glad you're on the road to recovery!
    i look forward to your hispanic journey - and take it easy. don't do too much too soon, relax =) merry christmas!

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  41. Your travels sound fun- I can't wait to hear more about them. I am so sorry to hear about how sick you have been. Glad you are feeling better in time to get ready for Christmas. :)
    ~Jess

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  42. Glad you're feeling better, Lee. Hope you're at full recovery soon.

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  43. So sorry you've been sick. Here's hoping you've made a complete recovery and that you're taking things easy.

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  44. Fantastic about the travels, but not the being sick. Do you do goal setting? Maybe that will help after the sickness.

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  45. It's good to have you back, I hope you're feeling better and I really want to learn more about your visit to Cuba!

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  47. Glad you're feeling better, and can't wait to hear more about your trips! :D


    Alexa
    thessalexa.blogspot.com
    verbositybookreviews.wordpress.com

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  48. And hehe, that one dude going through security. Well, at least they know he's not carrying anything dangerous, lol.


    Alexa
    thessalexa.blogspot.com
    verbositybookreviews.wordpress.com

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