You can sure tell it’s the weekend. The campground is full, dogs are barking everywhere, kids are running about, and I think I smelled a smoky fire, even though they are banned statewide because of dry conditions. Rules? No way, they can’t be for us!
We would have loved to be out on the beach flying our kites yesterday, but it was a working day for us so they remained in the kite bag and we had our noses to the grindstone.
In the last two days I’ve written over 10,000 words, but it’s not a new book, I’m working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal. Feature stories in this issue will include the Jack London State Historical Park, the Charles M Schulz Museum, Blue Ox Millworks, the Coos Bay Printing Museum, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, and the mystery of Nell Cropsey, a North Carolina murder victim who is said to still haunt the home she lived in.
While I was doing that, Miss Terry was working hard proofing and editing my new Big Lake mystery. She was laughing at a couple of scenes, so I guess that’s a good thing. She’s says it’s a pretty good book, but I think she may be just a tiny bit prejudiced.
Maybe we weren’t flying, but some lucky folks were. During the afternoon I looked out the window and saw our friend Nancy Kissack headed to the beach with her kite bag slung over her shoulder and I really wanted to follow along. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as good day for Nancy and she came back frustrated and discouraged. I told her I’ve had those kind of days myself, and more than once I’ve threatened to throw every kite I own into the nearest trash can. But before I know it, I’m back out there again, having a great time. And I know Nancy will be there, too. You don’t walk away from an addiction that easily.
Today will be more of the same as I work to get the new issue knocked out to send to our printer this coming week. But if I work hard and really, really need a break, I bet Terry will let me slip out to the beach for an hour or two. Especially since she’ll be right there beside me, flying her kite, too!
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Thought For The Day – Marriage is the process of finding out what kind of husband your wife would have preferred.