At this point, I'm thinking I should have just considered the LA trip a vacation and worked during the days here in San Diego, because I do not consider painting a vacation activity. (Petunia does, though- she says she loves painting.)
However, I did't work, and I mostly stayed off the internet, so... no links. Sorry! If you're bereft without links to read, try these:
Nicole and Maggie usually have some good links- they'll post them Saturday morning.
Revanche over at A Gai Shan Life recently had a links post.
Here's one link about college admissions and how out of control the process has gotten, which I read before vacation really started.
And now I'm off to "vacation" some more.