Let's just say camping was interesting. Hot days, freezing cold nights, and a redneck dressed as bigfoot drinking with his buddies and wreaking havoc on what should have been a relaxing stay. I received my first sunburn of the season on both arms (which, fortunately, became a tan after two days of discomfort and pain) and experienced a first: getting my fingers slammed into a closing car door (no serious damage, but one finger still feels a little tender). Topped off by being away from running water, flushing toilets, and a shower for over three days, who could ask for anything more?
Life itself seems to be getting more interesting by the day. I thought I was finished with my manuscript, only to realize I need to edit some of the formatting before I'm asked to submit it. Since that's the one area where my Word skills are lacking, it should prove to be fun (all sarcasm intended). Then, top it off with an ever-interesting, forever optimistic relationship front, frustration is bound to become overwhelming.
To be honest, the waiting game grows tiresome, but I know this year will end on a good note one way or another. Good things (and people) are on the horizon. It's just a matter of getting there. I am both happy and impatient at the same time. but I don't want to jinx myself by spilling out details. It never fails to go awry if I so much as say what I believe will happen. I've learned the hard way. from now on, after I'm married (or something comparable), I'll spill.
My belated birthday surprise arrived in the mail today too, so that put a smile on my face. All the way from Australia. And it shows just how little it takes to make my happy. There was a time when I had photographs of all my friends, framed and poised around the room to regard with fond memories. Many of those photographs have disappeared over the years, tossed out by unpleasant roommates or lost in the shuffle of moves. but I'm working on getting that collection back together. Now, I need to work on gathering more frames to put them in. I'll find the space as soon as I get that much worked on.
I'm heading off to Dayton in another 30 hours or so, but I thought I should update this when I was thinking about it. Good times will be had, and perhaps when I return, I'll have something just as good waiting for me...