Jan 272013

It was a beautiful day today here in central Florida, mid to upper 70s, with lots of blue sky. And to think, just a few days ago I was complaining about the cold! I’ll never snivel again.

Oh, who am I kidding? Of course I’ll snivel again! I’ve always believed that if you find something you’re really good at, to stick with it. But I really shouldn’t, considering what the folks in the upper Midwest are dealing with this winter. Here is a picture of the North Pier Lighthouse in Saint Joseph, Michigan that a Facebook friend of mine named Josh Nowicki took. Josh is an amazing photographer, and you can see more of his work on his Facebook photos page. Thanks for letting me share your picture, Josh.

St Jo lighthouse

Yesterday was a repeat of the day before, working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal. Except for a couple of short breaks I was at it pretty steadily all day, and had another ten pages done by the time I knocked off about 10 p.m. Things will slow down now, because I’ve reached the point where making everything fit on the pages becomes more challenging.

I did take one break in the early evening to go outside and take a picture of the full moon rising over the campground. I’m not nearly in Josh’s league, or even Miss Terry’s, when it comes to photography.

While I was outside doing that, longtime subscriber Jean Drummond was walking her dog and stopped to chat for a few minutes. We have not seen Jean and her hubby Roy in a while, so it was nice to see her. And getting my puppy fix was nice too!

Miss Terry is not only an excellent photographer, she’s a fantastic cook. A couple of days ago she made a delicious roast chicken dinner, and yesterday she used the leftover chicken to make an equally delicious chicken noodle soup, with thick homemade noodles that were similar to German spaetzle. This was the first time she served it, but I told her not to hesitate to do it again anytime!

Besides making such a nice meal, Terry spent most of the day on bookkeeping chores, trying to get things ready for filing our taxes. Bookkeeping is a task neither of us enjoys doing, and if we ever get rich, or even solvent, I’d like to hire somebody to do it for us. Doing the taxes is much easier, if you understand the IRS mindset, which can be broken down into two parts: 1 – How much did you make? 2 – Send it to us. Did you ever notice that “the IRS” actually spells “theirs?”

Today will be more of the same, and if I hit it hard and keep at it, hopefully I’ll knock out another six or eight pages.

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  One Response to “I’ll Never Snivel Again”

  1. Nick, Get Miss Terry to put her recipe up on her Miss Terry’s Kitchen site for the noodles. They sound yummy. I have to thank Bobbie and Jim Chapman for leading me to your blog. I just love it!

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