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Oh, I’m back in the saddle agaaaaaaaaaaain!

See? See? It worked!

Yee ha, buckaroos! Please note, I would never, ever, ever own a gun, let alone wave it around while riding a horse. Just want to make that clear.

Yeehaw, buckaroos! Please note, I would never, ever, ever own a gun, let alone wave it around while riding a horse. Just want to make that clear.

I wrote the most pitiful post ever yesterday and today I am – drum roll, please – writing again. Visit my “real blog,” weheartricksteves, to read my first post about the trip to Alsace with my intrepid buddy, Sue Brooks.

Here’s what I finally figured out. You may say, well, DUH, Kate. What the hell?! But here it is:  I am a morning person. I am most creative and energetic early in the day. As the hours and minutes tick by, I become progressively duller and slower (unless fueled up with a cocktail in the evening, at which time, one little drink can get me all riled up and chatty again).

Although my poor relatives came over via Ellis Island and were most certainly of peasant stock from various parts of Europe, somehow I acquired (by osmosis?) a singularly Puritan work ethic. I get up, and after breakfast, I jump in the shower then promptly sit at the computer by 8:30 (well, 8:30-ish these days) to answer emails, pay bills, and generally do whatever is expected to be a responsible business owner, head of household, and generally productive member of society.

After I finished doing my REAL WORK, I would allow myself to consider writing. But by then, the bloom was off this chunky old rose. I didn’t feel like being funny, or not in any (there’s that word again) productive manner.

Well, I’m turning a new leaf. (More botanical references) This morning I grabbed my first cup of coffee and sat down to write. I finished the pot, taking a break to feed my ever-patient pups, and wrote and wrote and wrote. It is now 11:15 and I am still in my nightgown and I’m still writing and dammit – I’m not going to feel guilty about it! To hell with you, Puritans! This is the new plan!

Not that I think my clients pay any attention whatsoever to my blogs, but on the off chance someone from Rite Aid or NCAN reads this, don’t worry. I’m there for you, my darlings. Until retirement shall we part.

So that’s it, mes amies (that’s “my friends” in French and you can read all about my BEST TRIP EVER to France on my travel blog in the weeks ahead). I will now mosey on in to the shower and since I’m feeling so damned full of myself right now, I will even take the boys for a little stroll before lunch (and before it gets too freaking hot and humid to even consider it).

Have a great weekend!