I haven’t done one of these in a while. Then again, I haven’t done much writing at all in a while. I was telling my friend Steve the other day that this didn’t bother me, though. And it doesn’t.
The fact that it doesn’t bother me bothers me. And that’s why I’m writing.
What have I been doing, then?
Got my new play toy, which I christened a few weeks ago at Assateague National Park just south of Ocean City, MD.
All my life I’ve wanted to have a Jeep, but I was always told about how impractical they were, how bad the gas mileage is, and how they are so susceptible to break-ins. But I guess at the age of 42, I don’t really care anymore. This will be my last big car purchase for a very long time (I hope), so I’m not wasting any time in enjoying it.It was cold in Assateague! The girls chose to love each other a little more dearly while we were there, primarily to stay warm.
And, of course, we made sure that we had plenty of time to see the ponies.
We stayed at the Carousel, where they have an ice rink inside the hotel. The kids absolutely loved it, and with the exception of the ride home, where everybody got a little cranky, it was clearly the best family trip we’ve ever taken together.
Hope for future trips, especially to Florida to see my sister and brother-in-law, whom we miss so much.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Now it’s on to the mad rush of Christmas shopping and jingle belling!