Exactly one year ago Kelly and I were taking advantage of our final hours as parent of just one child. Tomorrow, the Little Miss will be a year old. The Little Man, by himself, was a handful, but we still managed to find time to do things together. After the Little Miss was born, that time vanished. It's hard to believe it has been almost a year. Of course, both the Little Miss and the Little Man are delightful and more than make up for the lost time, but let's not kid, it would be nice to be able to go out more often, just the two of us.
I was thinking about this in the context of my Internet Vacation, which is now in its last day. (Of course, I am writing this a week ago.) I'm hoping that it is more or less a quiet, relaxing day, much like the day before the Little Miss was born. The calm before the storm, so to speak.
I imagine that once I start reconnecting to the social network tomorrow, once I start going through my email and comments, I'll have a lot of work and a lot to say about the week. I'll have stuff to say about the Paperless Challenge and about my Baseball Century project. There will be things to say about the rapidly approaching World Science Fiction Convention. And of course there will be things to say about this Vacation from the Internet and whether or not is was successful.
But all of that is for tomorrow and the days that follow. For today, like the end of any vacation, I just want it to be relaxing and stress-free.
Here's wishing all of you a relaxing, stress-free weekend. I'll be back online tomorrow.