For example, our only daughter and therefore, our favorite daughter, just announced about 10 days ago, that she and Camo Mom’s son are getting hitched. I am responsible for introducing the two of them, and now, in January, I will stand on a beach in Belize and witness the marriage of my daughter to a wonderful guy – who happens to be in training to be a wildlife biologist!
And this week, we celebrate the a-little-earlier-than-expected births of our first grandbabies, identical twin girls born to our son and his lovely wife — at almost 30 weeks in the pregnancy. We’re going to call them Velma and Bertha, the two names from the family that we ‘ve been calling them in utero for the past few months. Of course, their real names are not Velma and Bertha, but that’s how you’ll know them, because they are going to be my new best little buddies.
In the meantime, it seems everyone else in the blogging world is a little busy right now, too. And, this is a weblog, not a wire service or a news agency. It’s like a small town paper, with columns by folks you’ve come to know and more folks out there that you’ll get to know. It also features gear that women really want to use. And the beauty of it, as compared to other sites … is that you may comment politely about the posts. Like the one guy who wrote that there are no billfish in Chesapeake Bay. My fault on that one for doing the headline in Special Events about the ladies’ fishing tournament and wine tasting extravaganza. I think that I did that right after our son called to announce that his wife had gone into labor early, and I thought I’d check my Google Alerts for news to keep myself occupied, since the hospital was, oh, about 2,000 miles away.
Anyway, have a good rest of the summer. Get away from your computers and go fishing, shoot a gun, sling an arrow. You know what to do. Smell a flower. Visit a grandchild. Find something to do that would make a great “What I did on my summer vacation essay.” Whatever you want to do outside, it waits for you. ~Barbara Baird