I am back from an all too brief vacation in San Diego and am about to dive into four days of jamming on CHAMPAGNE. I don’t want to lose the momentum gained from the August Blog Challenge and am happy I managed to finish that and also get up a post for September 1st, even if it was a cute photo op post. And I’m sure there will be more of those, but…three a week. That’s the goal.

I barely went near computers while in San Diego. I’m glued to them all day at work, then when I get home. I didn’t have time to see all the people I wanted to while down there, didn’t remember my phone book, and spent a large portion of the trip recovering from a 10 hour drive down Saturday through the evil hell that is the Central Valley. L.A. traffic was as horrid as I remember it being and instead of arriving late morning with several hours of kicking back, we had just enough time for a brief rinse and change of clothes before we were expected at Maureen’s for a dinner party that evening. Saw my brother and his wife, along with their perfect, adorable and above-average in all ways daughter (my niece), who has to be one of the sweetest kids I’ve ever met. Pure sunshine nature. I dozed off listening to her burble happily while playing with an old Fisher-Price play castle. Got one very brief surf session in; it’s been long enough that my stamina was for sh*t. But it was fun. Realized I’d forgotten to call or email my friend Pam before coming down and didn’t have her phone number with me and felt (and still DO feel) idiotic about this. Pam, I owes ya big time.

Right. Time to get cracking on CHAMPAGNE. So a more detailed, thoughtful and witty post (I have high hopes for myself, don’t I?) later!