One odd but nice thing about not being a homeowner, I can announce my trips on my blog. Before, it was a public announcement that my home would be vacant, now it's just me getting out of my dear parents' hair for a while.
Fellow writer and Clarion West grad Michael Batemen and his wife welcomed a new baby earlier this month, and I get to go see her! I'll be heading up to help out with all the mundane chores that people welcoming babies into the world shouldn't be doing, like vacuuming and cooking, etc. along with shouldering part of the baby caring load - whatever they need to get rested and have some time to themselves. My son is a very mellow baby, so this shouldn't be a total disaster (though if it is, I have other friends in the area I'll recruit to make it work).
My sister and her husband and baby have been in town all weekend, and so I'll actually caravan up to the Denver area with them. I expect I'll be up there from tomorrow on through MileHi Con, which is the weekend after next - longer if I'm needed, but by then the Batemans will have other family in town.
During this time, I may not be blogging much, and my dragons might need some extra visits and love. If you are a dear friend and have a major event happen that I miss in the next couple of weeks, please do email and forgive me for being out of touch for a while.
But yes, I will keep writing. This is why I write on a netbook; I carry it everywhere so that I can jot down lines in little snippets of time that I can spare. And, for all you fans of Michael Bateman, yes, I will consider tormenting him if he isn't writing - once he's rested up again.