Turning off … and back on again.

lazyBI’ve been lazy lately. Seriously lazy.

I haven’t blogged in 21 days. Haven’t facebooked. Haven’t tweeted.  Have barely emailed.

It’s been heavenly. SMDA2

In my down & off time, I took two trips: one with my whole family to San Miguel de Allende, a gorgeous colonial city 3 hours north of Mexico City. And one to Denver with my darling Lulu, to visit old friends and old haunts.

O beautiful for spacious skies...
O beautiful for spacious skies…

I’ve also been reading a lot …Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver, Dear Life by Alice Munro and Beyond the Beautiful Forevers by Katharine Boo (I’m giving them a B, A, and A+ respectively). And of course, I’m going to the movies obsessively (The Impossible & Zero Dark Thirty on Thursday, Silver Linings Playbook & Anna Karenina on Friday, Lincoln on Saturday, and Les Miserables today. There’s nothing I love more than going to a movie — or two — alone on a rainy afternoon!

lincoln-daniel-day-lewis_810 Lincoln was the best film by far, but I was surprised at how much I liked Les Mis (don’t take your husband unless he really likes musicals – yeah, right). And I was surprised how little I was blown away by ZDT …where I expected a tornado it was like a lingering thundershower. movies_zero_dark_thirty_still_uk_poster

Silver Linings had the annoying tendency to make mental illness seem endearing and hilarious (oh, a real laugh riot) but the adorable tendency to make Philadelphia look fun, so it was almost a wash. And The Impossible made me cry a lot, knowing nobody would ever actually search for me that relentlessly (“Well, we’ve searched 30 minutes, guess it’s time to pack up and go back to Australia”).the-impossible-poster04

But now that I’ve rested my blogging bones, I’m feeling it’s time to get back on the horse, as it were. (Eek! I’m just recovering from getting flung from a horse into a stone wall on a tequila and quarter-horse ranch in San Miguel de Allende  — and no, there was nary a drop of tequila involved, at least until after the accident).

Yes, I’ve got stories to tell and photos to show. And I miss y’all!

HAPPY MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY!  “We can all be great, because we can all serve.