It’s been almost eight weeks since my last missive and I hear your cries of wonder…. “Wonder where the heck that Chapman Deering has gone?!”…. she was so interesting, so fascinating… so — how shall I say it, — such a compelling presence in your life? Perchance?…
Well… bottom line— I took a vacation—a working vacation (emphasis on working!) honest! in paradise… five weeks in sunny Florida. While the northeast was belted with one and another nor’easter and snow, and rain, and misery….! I was happily rising from my trundle bed each day to gaze upon the sunshine and palm trees of sunny Florida. I know, you hate me for it. But don’t begrudge me too much.
Most of those five weeks was spent literally glued to my computer, pounding out copy and art for a client who had a very strict deadline… stuff had to be done and at the printers without a hitch. So many days I never actually stood in the sunshine… just saw it, alas, from inside my air conditioned condo.
In the beginning I had high hopes of walking miles every day, and I did try… exploring the neighborhood, bouncing along the sidewalks to Lady Gaga tunes… but I tried too hard and damaged myself… I actually over-walked!!! and ended up a cripple with a bad back… and after that, well, I just figured I wouldn’t take any chances… so I controlled my urge for excessive exercise and decided to just relax and let the pounds pile on.
It was a struggle to stay put and not hit the pool every day. Oh the trauma! I know, I know, how brave of me to be reduced to an automaton… but thankfully, I am back in the saddle and looking forward to a chance to send you some fabu posts in the future. And golf is about to begin in earnest. And I do love to hit those little white balls. 🙂
Ahoy and all hail. Chapman Deering rises again. Alleluia!