It’s been a while since my last post. This isn’t due to a winter spent in hibernation, as might have been expected, but rather a season so jam packed with life and adventure that I simply couldn’t find the time to sit still and write.
So what have I been up to? Well, I tried Kangaroo Jerky. And Gator, Boar, Emu, Elk and Bison Jerky while I was at it. It was an interesting culinary adventure. I won’t claim to have developed such a distinguished palate as to be able to identify one beastly food stick from the other, but I will claim bragging rights. Surprisingly, (or maybe not), it all kind of tasted like beef jerky, just a little gamier.
I also met Kathy Reichs, author of the Temperance Brennan book series and creator of the TV show, Bones. The event was actually the book launch for the newest release in the Young Adult series that she co-writes with her son, Brendan. Unfortunately, the signing happened to fall on a school night, and it took place in the middle of a snow storm. It was an unlucky loss for all of the preteen fans of the Virals series whose parents kept them safe at home, but my gain – I only had to share them with a handful of people.
Then there was my visit to Longfellow’s famed Wayside Inn. Of course it didn’t occur to me to bring snow shoes, and the snow was knee deep, but that didn’t stop me. It did slow me down, and I tipped over once and had a bit of trouble extracting myself from a very deep snow drift, but I’m getting used to that. (It happens more often than you might think!) I visited the old mill, the school house, the Martha-Mary Chapel – all from the comfort of very deep snow.
What else? Oh yeah. My husband and I bought a house. In the mountains. In New Hampshire.
That was definitely the biggest adventure of the last few months, as well as the most time consuming. The move wasn’t as joyful as a return to our homeland of sand and sun in Florida would have been, but I think it’s going to be a close second. Fresh air to breathe, mountains to climb, and a house to repair – what’s not to love? (Maybe the fact that it’s still snowing every other day, but there are worse things, right?)
So many things have happened that I’d love to write about, but I doubt I will. What’s done is done. The past is over, and while there are so many great memories that I’d love to share, there are infinite memories waiting to be made, adventures looming on the horizon, calling my name.
To be continued . . .