I'm not sorry to tell Lyric Tree good-bye. I finally finished it last night, and Paige seems to be very happy with it, but I won't hold my breath waiting for her to actually wear it. Part of the reason for my pessimism is that our weather has been just too dang perfect! It was in the mid 60s today. A heavy wool sweater just won't cut it if we don't get some miserable weather soon. I know that was rude, you poor freezing people back East.
I've been reading Will Write for Food by Dianne Jacob for the last couple of weeks. One of the things that she says that makes a lot of sense if you want to be a successful blogger is to be dependable .
People will check in on you more frequently if they know that you will be posting often. OK, that seems to be something that I obviously need to work on. I'm not sure if I read this in her book or somewhere else, another piece of advice I've recently read is that your blog should be focused on one subject.and shouldn't veer off onto twenty different subjects.
Mmmmmm, that was another rule that I break quite consistently. I just have the need to share part of a video Kai took this weekend while we were at the coast. About a mile north of Heart Castle, is a elephant seal lion viewing area. I don't know who told the elephant seals to hang out there, but they been there for as long as I can remember. Every year, in the fall, I think that we should go see them when the babies are there between December and March, and every year we forget until later in the year when all that's left are the lazy old males, who just lie there grunting. It was truly an incredible experience, so incredible that Russ and I plan to go there again this weekend without our kids, who, for some reason, didn't want to hang around there endlessly like Russ and I wanted to.