A little realness about being capital-B “Busy” (plus a video on my recent Europe trip)

So after yesterday’s post and big announcement, I know some of you are finally cottoning on to why life has been so different for me recently and why the blog posts went from daily to weekly late last year.

Let’s just say it’s been busy. And no, not the self-imposed, “OMG, you guys, I’m totally so busy! LOL!” that you normally hear people whine about. Busy in an “I’ve been taking as many non-essential things off my plate as possible, but there is still not enough time in the day, week, or month because I have a book due while everything else is going on, and that’s just my life now, and holy hell is it hard, but I am soldiering on and doing my best” kind of way.

Not a badge of honor signaling how important I am. Not a point of pride implying that I am superwoman. Just juggling, treading water, trying not to screw up the few things that must be done.

You dig?

Where the Royals Go: Bodo’s Schloss

When I was meeting my friends in London for dinner and drinks, I had just one request:

Take me where the royals go.

Cut to Wednesday night in London, when E.and I met up with my friend K. at an Alpine-themed restaurant on Kensington High Street called Bodo’s Schloss. The entrance to Bodo’s Schloss is, literally, next door to the driveway into Kensington Palace where William and Kate live. Like, there’s William and Kate’s driveway next to the brick column…and here, five feet to the left, surrounded by pine trees, is Bodo’s Schloss.