The Chesapeake Bay Children and I are trying to squeeze the last bit of life from summer this week, and in order to do that I need to take a break from blogging. Please understand that just typing the last three words of that first sentence cause me to convulse and break into a sweat, but I have to face facts, and the fact is I don't own a laptop (or as my father calls it, a flaptop).
Although I debated pre-loading enough posts to carry me through this week, I never got around to it, so I have to do another thing that causes me to convulse--not post until next Sunday or Monday. Yes, I am breaking my streak.
Please enjoy the break from my rambling thoughts, run-on sentences and mindless, one-way banter and consider it my end-of-summer gift to you.
To encourage you to come back here each day in spite of no
Tell me three things each day.
1. I wrote an article on Short Lane Ice Cream in Gloucester for Chesapeake Style, a free, local publication. It's coming out in the September issue. This is the first time I've ever been paid to write something. Yay!
2. I have a million ideas on ways to earn money doing things I actually enjoy, but due to the job that pays the bills I don't have the time to pursue them.
Some of these ideas include selling pictures (and making my own frames using lumber from old structures around here including our barn next door); partnering with the local visitor center and businesses to create interesting package deals for visitors; making a documentary or a film about Mathews which would entail interviewing many of the older citizens and having them talk about days gone by; writing a book; and the one that I really want to do the most: developing a weekly TV series that would focus on local topics of interest - such as metal detecting historic homes; touring the local churches; the seafood industry and earning a living off the water; farming; boating; etc. etc. My ideas on this TV series alone are absolutely endless, and I really think I could make it interesting and funny.
But I don't have time to pursue any of it.
3. I hope that you all have a great week and a wonderful Labor Day weekend.