Oh, hello. Long time no see.

You know how sometimes it’s awkward when you’ve lost touch with someone who used to be a really good friend, and then when at last you bump into him or her again it’s all like, oh, yeah, we’ve failed this friendship?

That’s how I feel after a week of not writing on my blog; like I’ve neglected you and now I can hardly stand to look you in the eye.


Anyway, things in Mesa have been going well. I have successfully avoided any terribly traumatic bumping-intos, except a few days ago at Home Depot when I randomly saw the first guy whose hand I held in ninth grade (we even hugged one time on the Disneyland trip that spring—promiscuous little hussy, I know). I hate bumping into people I used to know.

But other than that, I’ve done well for myself in keeping out of awkward situations. Kind of like how I’ve been avoiding this blog. You know me: when in doubt, scratch a hole in the sand with your talons and bury your head until the awkwardness subsides.

I have issues.

Another thing keeping me from this blog is the fact that, despite having just driven 24 hours from Canada to Mesa last week, I got back into George Jettson and drove back the way I came, this time stopping in Vegas where Poor Kyle was delayed for the weekend.

We had a conjugal visit.

Ho, ho!

Judge me for my frivolity if you want, and you probably will, but it was fun and impulsive, and a much-needed two-day holiday for my husband and me. There will come a day when such excursions will be impossible—or at least tenfold more complicated—by the presence of our offspring, so I figure we should enjoy this time while we can. In fact, while walking through the Miracle Mile shops soaking in all the worldliness around me, one hand clinging to Poor Kyle’s and the other grubby fist tightly clutching my Auntie Anne’s pretzel (Poor Kyle and A.A. pretzels—the two great loves of my life), it occurred to me that someday I would look back on that moment and weep for days gone by. It was kind of depressing, to tell you the truth. But also a bit clarifying.

Tomorrow I’ll tell you all about the awesome hotel we got, and yes, a video tour is included; even on my most romantic of weekend getaways, my blog readers are never far from my mind.

Like I said: issues.

(Poor Kyle.)

Anyway, I’m back from my hiatus and I promise to make things up to you.

For those of you (all four of you) who wrote a Saturday Steal post last week only to have your hopes crushed by my absence, I’m sorry. I’ll never let it happen again. And this weekend I’ll even host a giveaway for the entrants as a token of my remorse.



About Camille

I'm Camille. I have a butt-chin. I live in Canada. I was born in Arizona. I like Diet Dr. Pepper. Hello. You can find me on Twitter @archiveslives, Facebook at, instagram at ArchivesLives, and elsewhere.
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11 Responses to Repentant

  1. Emily says:

    I had a SS post all written but I didn’t post it! So sad. I am sure Vegas was awesome though.

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  3. Christal says:

    Glad your having fun! You missed some good psycho chorister action today and a missing closing song organist! Good times !! We miss you already!!

  4. Alexa Mae says:

    Yes!! you’re back. and No!! we didn’t get to have lunch.

    Cannot wait to hear about this hotel.

  5. Chloe says:

    Truce. :)
    I’m glad you’re having such a great time!!

  6. Glad you made it back. If you’ll forgive me for not checking blogs on the weekends I’ll forgive you for not posting on Saturday.

  7. whitney says:

    HOW FUN! Im possibly green with envy right now. I have an offspring who complicates Zach and I’s romantic vacations. So much in fact we havent had one since she was born. Or inside my stomach, Due to dieing(me not her). Take advantage of this time you have just the 2 of you.

  8. Hannah says:

    We just got back from a trip to cali, only 6 hours not 24 (but we have done that, last summer) and I was ready to pull my hair out trying to keep our two little girls happy, If only they were as sweet and quiet as our little Reed, if only. However Billy is already talking about saving our pennies to visit Canada again in two years and I didn’t even think about the drive and how awful it would be, I just agreed because Canada is beautiful and I’m jealous you live there. Anyways to bring me to my point, take as many vacays as you can and enjoy every childless minute of them (please don’t think I don’t love my children, I do, I just don’t know what a vacay with my husband is like without them) Can’t wait to see more about your trip!

  9. Alaina says:

    I just came across your blog, and I’m glad I did! What a sweet post! I feel the same way about my fiance’. I’m so glad you and your husband got the chance to reconnect like that in Vegas. Hope you had a great time!

  10. Alaina says:

    And I totally think I meant to comment on your previous post :-) Doh

  11. karine says:

    Hello Camille, how are you?
    My name is Karine and I saw your blog in the internet and I loved!I saw your video too. I loved your “tour” in Hotel.
    I am Brazilian and I like to write.Do you know Brasil?
    Sorry, but my english is not very well, I am study this language.
    I think that you is a nice girl and love to trip, all right?
    So, if want to contact me too.
    look my blog…

    Kisses and God bless you

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