Well hello there and happy Monday to you!
Today is technically a holiday, albeit a problematic one and one that not many people actually take. I had every intention of writing a full post today, and then I realized that I haven’t done much outlining and preparing for NaNoWriMo next month, so I’m going to dedicate the last little bit of this nap time toward that. The schedule for WordCamp Boston just went live, too, and I’d like to read through that and put the schedule in my Moleskine in preparation (I’m a nerd. I know.). I am getting more and more excited about attending my first WordPress event!
I refuse to leave you hanging, though, so I’m posting a few pictures. The Husband and I were able to slip away to Cape Cod on Saturday for a day to ourselves. The boys stayed with Mom and we took the drive on down. We only go to the Cape during the off season–there is no one down there, it is absolutely beautiful, businesses that are open are happy for your business so you get excellent service, and did I mention that no one is down there? Fantastic.
We’re members of the MassAudubon Society because I got that membership to Drumlin Farm. This gives up access to some 80 wildlife sanctuaries around the state, which is overwhelming and wonderful. We decided to visit Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, which is absolutely beautiful and peaceful. There are about 2 some odd miles of walking paths, and around every corner is a beautiful little surprise. The Husband and I practically had the place to ourselves, it is was wonderful to hold hands and giggle and discover little secrets around every corner. What a special little place. Should you ever get to travel to the Cape, take a little time to visit.
The Cape really is a magical place. Really kitchy and touristy if you want it to be, but there are a lot of hidden gems that are special and sweet there, too. If the National Seashore had been open, we might have driven up there, too, but alas, it is a s federal park. We’ve only had a chance to make it to one of the islands, Nantucket, but it made such a strong impression on us that we’d rather go there again than venture over to Martha’s Vineyard. Nantucket really is a special place. I swear I’m going to retire to a little shake there.
(What about Maryland???) that’s what you are thinking.
I mean, yeah. I’ll probably end up retiring there…
but in another life, I think I’ll retire to a little shack on Nantucket, equipped with a little wood burning stove and just enough room for me, a loved one, and a dog. And a dock, of course, because I’d probably fish…and i guess I’d need a boat…I’d knit, quilt, write and cook until i could no longer use my fingers…
Sorry, I’m distracted.
Holiday Mondays are a double-edged sword. While the 3-day weekend is wonderful, you wake up on Tuesday and realize that you have to compact 5 days worth of tasks into 4. So much to do! So little time!! If you are privileged enough to have today off, I hope that you are having a great one–may your 4 day week be productive. For the rest of ya’ll who don’t have this day off, I hope that you take the consolation in the fact that you aren’t celebrating and condoning a mass-murderer. Columbus was a bit of a tool, ya know?