Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Time Off

I apologize to all of you, my dear friends in the blogosphere, for my recent absence. For the last month life has just been crazy, but I am happy to say it has been a good crazy.

Most of you know that I began the month of June with a rather large writing project. My new client wanted me to write a fifty page book on parenting in two weeks! Of course, that was only the rough draft, and then I had another week to tighten it up, and fix what needed to be fixed. It was a wonderful project and I am truly blessed to say my client was fantastic! He liked my writing, was very reasonable, and has asked me to work on future projects with him, as well. Mission accomplished there.

Last Friday, Nick and I bought our first home. Of course, anyone who has ever moved knows what work it is and how time consuming it also is. We bought a lovely little ranch home in a nice neighborhood within the community we already live in. We really like the fact that it's right outside of town, but close enough to still be able to run our children to school events or run to the store to grab a gallon of milk without having to drive for miles (yes there are many homes out in the boonies where I live here in PA).

This weekend, we leave for vacation. Because we just bought a home, we are trying to keep expenses down so we are camping for a week (as opposed to the trip to Disney that we had planned earlier this spring). Honestly, I think I would rather camp. Florida is going to be sweltering hot and the lines at Disney are very long. Camping will be more of a leisurely experience with a lot fo relaxing and lots and lots of reading (YES!). We will need the relaxation because when we get back it's more packing, cleaning, and cleaning and unpacking!

So for now, my dear friends, I am leaving you. I plan to only be gone for about three weeks. Long enough to go on vacation, and get settled in our new home. I hope you will not give up on me, and come back in a few weeks. I will keep you posted and let you know when I am back for good again.

Until then, take care and I hope you all have a fantastic July!


Harmony said...

Best of luck Lisa. I hope you enjoy your time off and I look forward to reading more of your posts when you get back!


Lillie Ammann said...

Congratulations on the success of your project and on the purchase of your new home. Enjoy your vacation.

Lisa Vella said...

Thank you very much, Ladies! I am looking forward to getting settled and back to my writing again. All in due time, right?

Take care and have a wonderful day!


Matthew C. Keegan said...

Enjoy your new home, Lisa. Have fun camping too. Yes, visiting Disney World during the summer months is nothing but a sweatfest -- I'd rather be fending off killer bears and rabid raccoons any day! ;-)

Sylvia C. said...


I hope you have a smooth move, and I hope you are able to fill that creative well while you are away!

I'll miss ya!

Sylvia C.

Lori said...

I don't know where you are, Lisa, but congrats on your new home! I too am a PA resident - from boonies to suburbs. I'd rather be back in the boonies. :)