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My birthday again, but I'm at work
Hello to any remaining readers who haven't given up on me yet!

I'm going through a really heavy time at work at the moment, so this will have to be short. I can't leave the office until I have accomplished two large tasks that have been hanging over me, which means I'll be lucky if I can get home by midnight. I will be working 12 to 14 hours tomorrow, Friday and Saturday, but then I will take Sunday off to pack for my vacation.

Yes, I actually said the word 'vacation!' Me! The anti-traveller! I'm going to the south of France for about ten days. Well actually 12 days, but since I got my flights for free by using air miles, that means I have really long travel times with multiple stops at different European airports, so I basically lose a vacation day to the necessity of sitting around in airports at the beginning and end of the trip. But I'll get ten days of relaxing and drinking wine and eating bread and cheese in a beautiful place in between my airport-bookends. I sure hope they don't lose my luggage at one of those airports.

As you may remember, I'm self-employed. My business is extremely busy now, and I'm still in the growth and building stage. I said yes to a lot of new business and now I have to see it through and not let down my clients. Hence the long hours. For several months, I haven't really had time for anything that is not work related. I barely have a social life anymore. I'm hoping this will change. I will try to finish and post the next chapter of Dragon Lady while I'm away. I'm basically going to France to relax, not sight-see. I've been there three times in my life so far before and this will not be the last time I ever find myself in France.

So happy birthday to me, working away in my office! Thanks to the readers who sent me PMs. Yes, I'm alive, and absolutely determined to stay that way.

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That's good news! I'm glad you're finally able to take a break :)
I've never been to France but I hope I'll get to see it one day.
Have fun and relax! ^_^

Never been to France? But you're right next door! I hope you can go someday. It's a very beautiful country.

Oh man, my vacation can't come soon enough. I'll still have to work while I'm on vacation, but at least it will be dramatically less.

It's strange, I know! :D I've been to England, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria and Spain - but never to France. Somehow I never got to go there, although we're neighbours...

Well I'm sure you'll have a nice vacation nevertheless, especially now that summer comes around! :) (Then again, I remember you don't really like warm weather, right? Oh well, you'll just have to hop in the ocean when it gets to warm ;D )

Oh, I hope, I hope it won't be too hot! If so, I guess I'll just have to eat ice cream.

Happy belated birthday! Sitting somewhere pretty eating good simple food with nobody needing me for 10 days sounds like heaven. Enjoy!

Oh, I won't escape completely-- I have a zillion clients and they all know how to track me down via email. But the needing will be less acute. I hope!

Glad to hear from you. I, too, was beginning to worry about your whereabouts. I'm also glad to hear that you haven't given up on your FAKE stories. I understand about the whole real life thing getting in the way. What do you do for a living? Just relax and think about nothing when you are in France. Happy birthday too!

Edited at 2014-05-29 04:18 am (UTC)

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