I'm writing this from the beautiful Isle of Palms in South Carolina, where I have gone with family to enjoy a ten day vacation. Of course, getting ready to take a vacation is exhausting in itself; endless trips to CVS, trying to find creative ways to keep the children busy on the airplane, painting toenails pretty pink, etc. I have overpacked as usual, and Kip has brought the brown sneakers that he schleps on every single trip and swears he will wear, but never does.
Before I left, I invited the staff to submit guest blogs. Only Uma came through with a single picture of a penguin. (Thanks Uma.) That was gonna be it,but by chance I was lucky enough to come across the following list of guest bloggers and their topics:
Jill's Blog: "Hiring the perfect assistant--it's easy, fun, and I like to do it a lot"
Carolyn's Blog: " The art of multitasking while holding a compact"
John N's Blog: "Why a nice white boy like me wishes he were raised in Compton"
Natasha's Blog: "Smiles, rainbows, and belly laughs"
Megan's Blog "I found a mistake on a purchase order at 10:15 pm at home, and now my bosses think I am the bomb!"
Alyssa's Blog: "Shut up. My thesis is done. I don't have to write crap."
Uma's Blog: "Why I love penguins."
Alyson's blog: "Why can't Lorrie ever spell my name correctly?"
Yolanda's Blog: "Te quero penguins."
Chris's Blog: "Why I feel like a penguin sometimes"
Candice's blog: "Like I have time to write blogs."
Monika's blog: "Blogging is better in Hungarian."
Becky's Blog "I am staying at my bosses house and have looked in the medicine cabinet"
Dan's Blog: "Why can't certain people learn how to make their own urls?"
Denitza and Scott's Blog: "What do you mean MORE parade mugs? I thought we were done!"
John Z's blog: "I came for a part time job, and I never left."
Blog on, people. It could have been just like Joan taking over for Carson, but noooooooooooooooooooooo. So I will submit periodic vacation updates as my spray on tan fades ever so slowly (except the really dark spots around my knees.)