Author: Luisa Perkins
•3:39 PM








Ahh, my bloggy friends. Time flies when you're having fun; I can't believe how fast the last three months have gone by. Thanks for your patience and all of the good wishes you've sent our way. How have you all fared in my absence?

I owe you many things:

1. Update on Anne: she's fabulous. She's healthy, alert, beautiful, smiley, sleeping through the night, and nursing like a champ: definitely worth every bit of trouble!

2. The end to this Soap Opera Sunday story: I'll try to get to it in the next couple of weeks. (How have you all stood the suspense?)

3. A review of the fantasy novel Far World: Water Keep and an interview with J. Scott Savage, the author. Back in April, I committed to be part of Scott's Far World Blog Tour, and told him I'd be available to do that at the end of August. Which would be now. I'll have this post up next week.

4. The recipe for Brookies, the delectable brownie/blondie/cookie bar that no one can stop eating. I'm drooling at the mere thought of them. Soon, very soon. They are phenomenal and well worth the wait.

5. A report on Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies (and a shipment of same to a certain special someone and partner). Also nearly ready to go.

6. The news that I sold a short story! The online magazine SteamPod bought my short story "Dodmen and the Holophusikon" and is producing it as a podcast that will be available for your download-and-listening pleasure in the next few days. I am thrilled that my story will follow that of Paul di Filippo, a writer I greatly admire. I'll post the direct link to my story the second it is ready.

7. Updated photos of everyone: Done (see above)!

8. I'm sure I'm missing other things you've been expecting (no, Lori, I haven't forgotten that the Grammar Fascista promised to address the dreaded 'lie/lay' issue). Remind me, and I'll see what I can do.

My online time is very limited still; I can read while feeding Anne, but one-handed typing is not my favorite thing. It's also been liberating not to worry about the dreaded feedcrack cravings that accompany blogging (at least, for me they do); I need to be careful that my addictive tendencies don't take over and encroach on essential real-life stuff. I guess all I can promise is my best, right?
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17 comments:

On 29/8/08 , Goofball said...

woooooooooooohooooooooo Luisa is back online briging us wonderful recipes, stories and family pictures and joy and the great grammar fascista

it's sooo good to see you again!

 
On 29/8/08 , Kimberly said...

So glad to see you back in your cozy digs here, delighting us even with the mere thought of the wonderfulness to come. You've been muchly missed, but we'll be patient as we await whatever comes next. Your best will always be good enough. ~hugs~

 
On 29/8/08 , James said...

Loves that Mom is back on (almost wrote NoLu instead of Mom.)

 
On 29/8/08 , Annette Lyon said...

Yes! Yes! Yes! I was just thinking about you AGAIN this morning, wondering how you were, how Anne is, and whether I should yank your virtual chain to see what you're up to.

(And with Murphy's Law the way it is, dangit--I'm taking a 2-week blogging break very soon. Sheesh.)

Missed ya much!

 
On 29/8/08 , deb said...

she's back! she's back! she's back! and (gasp) i think i'm mentioned in #5 .... hooray.

wonderful to "see" you...

 
On 29/8/08 , Heffalump said...

Yipee! I'm looking forward to more blogs from you!

 
On 30/8/08 , painted maypole said...

Good to see you back! the pictures are great, congrats on the story, and please, please, help me settle once and for all the dreaded lay/lie issue!

 
On 30/8/08 , Lilacspecs said...

Erm, I missed this one in my Googlereader, so see the comment from your next post, as it also applies here.

 
On 30/8/08 , Syar said...

Welcome back! I've almost forgotten how nice it was to get your updates in my feed reader until I got one just now. So YAY!

And yeah, your blogging break probably semi-encouraged my break, even if I didn't have an adorable baby as a valid excuse. Will definitely let you know when I come back to it.

 
On 30/8/08 , Karlene said...

You're back! I'm so glad everything went well with baby. She's such cuteness. Looking forward to a (semi) regular return to posting by you. :)

 
On 30/8/08 , SydneyMin said...

Nice to see you back! I look forward to reading about each step of the IOU list :) Anne looks like such a sweetheart!

 
On 30/8/08 , charrette said...

Luisa! I'm so excited you've decided to emerge from your baby bliss to enlighten us again. We've missed you! Welcome back (however cautiously that may be).

 
On 30/8/08 , dawn said...

Good to see you back. I have been poor at keeping up with blog reading this summer, so it was nice a couple people on my blog roll were taking breaks. Everyone looks great and congrats on the short story sale.

 
On 30/8/08 , Jenna Consolo said...

So glad you're back! You've been sorely missed. Anne is so darling! And Lyndsay wants to know if Christian has a blog. . .
she does.

 
On 31/8/08 , Chris said...

Hi Luisa,

Just wanted to let you know your story has been published! You can find it at: http://steampod.org/2008/08/episode-7-dodmen-and-the-holophusikon/

 
On 31/8/08 , Jen of A2eatwrite said...

SOooooooo great to see you BACK!!!

I LOVE the pics of both Anne and grandfather and Anne and Christian.

The one of all the kids is taken at C's fave spot in the Met, and it was mine, too, as a little girl, although the collection has been reorganized since I was little.

I'm going to be listening to Dodmen today - CONGRATS!!!

I'll be in touch for real, soon. Huge hugs!

 
On 2/9/08 , Brillig said...

1. So glad to hear it! She's so darling!

2. The suspense has killed me. See? Me. Dead.

3. You must be a really nice person. haha. With everything on your plate, you're aiding a blog tour too?

4. Okay. Yes. Post. I'm drooling here.

5. Really? Please tell me that Bacon isn't actually an ingredient...

6. YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!! Congratulations!

7. Aww, I LOVE all the pics!

8. Yay! This is one of a VERY SMALL HANDFUL of grammar laws that I DON'T have a problem with. I kinda like keeping the lie/lay club small and elite, but I GUESS it's probably okay to go ahead and teach the masses... if they'll be taught...

9. Ahh, the feedcrack. So hard to do without! I confess that I've allowed it to take over my real life on many occasions.

10. So glad you're back. I've missed you desperately.