Monday, June 6, 2011

Still


I'm happy to report that the book hasn't killed me yet I'm still alive.




I'm not so happy to report that, in spite of taking an entire week off from the paying job, I'm never gonna be done with the book still not done with the book.



Last but not least, I am less than thrilled to report that I still haven't had time to do anything other than gain five pounds from incessant, nervous eating due to the pressure of giving birth to this book take any new pictures.  These came from a drive I took last night to Sandpiper Reef in Hallieford to retrieve a mysterious package that had been left for me last weekend.

The contents of that mysterious package and the story behind who might have left it have all the makings of a most excellent blog post, but only if I can confirm my suspicion about who left the package.

So, at the risk of further alienating confusing you even more, I have to toss this question out to the one person (who may or may not be) reading who left that package at Sandpiper last weekend: Did I work with you in Charlottesville in the 1980s?  If so, what on Earth are/were you doing in Mathews? E-mail me at ChesapeakeBayWoman @ gmail.com and let me know. Either way, thanks for the contents of that package, which have brought back a whole flood of memories.

 To everyone else, since I'm still under a tight deadline but now have to resume my normal commute, job, etc., the postings will continue to be sporadic until the majority of the book work is behind me.  In other words, until the year 2055 for the foreseeable future.

What have you been up to?

15 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Will be watching for your sporadic appearance. Hope all goes well with the book.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Anonymous said...

It was so great of you to post a little bloglet anyway...all your photos are refreshing to the soul. A sporadic posting of a photo with the message: "S.N.D. Y." (still not done-- yet) or the like, and we will more than understand, dearie !

LLC

Mental P Mama said...

Cannot wait for the book! It is going to be great. And who is this mystery person?

Deltaville Jamie said...

I'm glad you're still alive.

TSannie said...

Hang in there!

Daryl said...

Definitely did not go to the Sandpiper, I believe I am persona non grata there .. I posted a photo for you on my blog it will be there whenever you get the time .. skim through the verbosity of the Monday Monologue to see the photo ..

Bethie said...

Glad to hear you are well! Ooooo, can not wait to see who your mystery person is!

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

I"ve been procrastinating and it's probably going to bite me in the arse. Hopefully you're just exaggerating and are closer to finished than you let on!

Country Girl said...

I hope you're exaggerating, too. But hang on, little tomato. And don't give up. You can do this. I know you can. xoxo

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

Wasn't me! After attending a particularly raucous house party in 1978 I was counseled to never set foot on the UVA campus....or anywhere else in Charlottesville....unless I wanted to spend some time in the gray bar hotel. Man, was that ever a party!

Oh, yes......I last set foot in Matthews in 1980. Susan's daddy gave me similar advice and i heeded it, as well.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Thanks to all of you for the words of encouragement, they mean so much.

LLC, that's very kind of you. I'll try to toss up some photos every other day. It isn't happening tonight but hopefully Wednesday I'll share a few new ones.

Special thanks to Chip/Rocket Man for the laugh. (BTW, raucous is one of my favorite words.)

No matter who left that package for me, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I can tell a story based on the contents whether or not I know who left it.

Still, it would be nice to hear from that person, because I have so many questions. There's a name listed on the items that I recognize, and if that person is anywhere around here I'd love to know.

Thanks again for reading and for commenting.

-cbw

Anonymous said...

Hey,
e-mail me and tell me what was in the package....when you were talking about working, was that Sal's?
Middle Sis

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Middle Sis: YES!

Maria_NJ said...

and the plot thickens...

I LOVE a good mystery, and so nice that someone thought of you after all those years to sent you some mementos...

I am very confident that the book is going to be phenomenal...can't wait to see it...

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Glad things are moving along! Cant wait for the book.
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