For the last few days we’ve been sticking pretty close to home writing and weaving, so I have declared today a play day. We need those every once in a while.
Terry finished weaving her latest project and took it off the loom last night. It’s a huck lace shawl, a new pattern for her and one that looks really nice. I’ll try to have a picture of it in tomorrow’s blog if she gets it fringed and pressed.
As for me, I was just listening to the voices in my head and writing down what they told me. Well, actually I was saying it into the microphone on my headset and letting Dragon NaturallySpeaking do the writing for me. I wonder if I can figure out a way to just let them talk to Dragon directly and eliminate the middle man? It would sure free me up for a lot of other things I’d like to get done.
I started my new book, Big Lake Celebration, on September 3 and as of last night I’m a little over 30,000 words into it so far. So not quite halfway. I’m really enjoying the way the story line is shaping up.
We’re going to start heading south in a few days, but I’m going to try to get as much done between now and then as possible. When we’re on the road it’s kind of hard to get a lot of work done. About all I usually manage is to write the blog every day.
Even though we’ve got hitch itch, we’ve enjoyed our summer here at Elkhart Campground. It’s been nice to sit still for a while, finally get a good health report from the VA, and enjoy some downtime.
And seeing so many friends passing through the campground has been nice, too. I’ve lost count of how many people we’ve seen, but it’s been a lot. Yesterday morning I got an email from Greg and Carolyn Welch, telling me they are regular blog readers and are here at the campground, and saying they hoped to get a chance to meet us.
As it turns out, they are parked two spaces away from us! Yesterday afternoon I saw Greg outside with their little dog, Hailey, and walked over to introduce myself. We only chatted for a couple of minutes, but maybe we will be able to visit with them before we take off.
I’m not sure what we’re going to do today. Maybe go for a ride out through the Amish country again, maybe run over to Mishawaka and do some window shopping and stop at Barnes & Noble, or maybe something entirely different. We will just have to see how it works out.
On another note, I’m always hearing from people who are in their 70s and wondering if it’s too late for them to start enjoying the RV lifestyle. Heavens, no! You’re never too old to have fun, and age is just a number. If you really want to get out and have some adventures on the open road, do it! We all get old, we all get sick, and eventually we all die. In the meantime, life is for living.
And if you need some inspiration, check out this story about 90 year old Norma Bauerschmidt, who was diagnosed with uterine cancer last summer, just days after her husband of 67 years passed away. Most people her age would probably start saying their goodbyes, and Norma did, but not in the way you think. She said goodbye to the idea of doctors and hospitals and nursing homes, and set off on an RV adventure with her daughter and son-in-law. And this lady is no mere passenger along for the ride! She’s seen a bunch of national parks and historic sites, served as an honorary Atlanta Hawks cheerleader, and taken her first hot air balloon ride. Some people are dying of cancer, but not Norma, she’s living with it, and enjoying every day!
Thought For The Day – Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers