Short vacation at Amish Acres

Amish Acres, an Amish crafts and tourist attra...

Amish Acres, an Amish crafts and tourist attraction in Nappanee, Indiana. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I haven’t really taken a true vacation in a while.  Yes, I’ve taken time off work…sure…but that isn’t really taking a vacation, is it?  Isn’t that just taking vacation time because, well, because you have it.  But some friends and I are driving up to Nappanee in northern Indiana to visit Amish Acres where they will be having one of the best arts and crafts shows I’ve ever been to.  I’m really looking forward to getting away even for just a day.  And I figure I can manage to squeeze out at least two more blog posts about this, so that’s always a good thing.  Note to self…remember to charge battery in camera…my phone doesn’t take very good pictures…

Anyhow, one of our customers is actually going to have a booth at Amish Acres…how exciting is that?  I’ve already looked it up on the map, so I can make sure to stop by and visit…and who knows?  Just may have to buy something.  They make gorgeous wire jewelry…even gave me a pair of earrings a couple of years ago when I placed a special order for them.  I just think it’s kind of cool that I actually know one of the exhibitors at a show this huge!

Why in the world do I not get out and do fun things like this more often?  Anyone want to go to the Covered Bridge Festival with me this fall?

Time for Camp NaNo, August edition…

camp nano wallpaper

camp nano wallpaper (Photo credit: ulianne)

Wow.  I didn’t realize I’d pretty much taken off the entire month of July from just about any form of writing.  What’s up with that?  Did June’s Camp NaNo wear me out that much?  I don’t really know what happened.  I fully intended to take a few days off then get right back into blogging and working on my book, revision and all that jazz.  Then I got sick, didn’t even go online for several days (I know there are folks who don’t go online every day, I have people tell me that at work all the time…but I’m definitely not one of them…), was still dealing with the kitten and trying to keep Spook from killing her (whose idea was it to get Spook a kitten anyhow?  She was perfectly fine without a kitten, she didn’t want a kitten, she still doesn’t want a kitten), and work…what can I say about work?  Or what can I say about work that I haven’t already said?

So…anyhow…it’s a new month and I’m doing the August Camp NaNo…kind of another book in the same series of books…today was the first day and I got in 2096 words…and some humor at that…do you ever wonder if other people will find what you’ve written to be as funny as you think it is?  I mean, really, I think some of what I wrote today was pretty darn funny, but what if no one else does?  Ah well…I can’t worry about that right now…that’s a worry for much later in the process, right?

I’m back…hopefully providing a little light entertainment as well as sharing my adventures in writing and well, in life, I guess.  Thanks for sticking around while I was on hiatus!