There are three things I now feel very secure in my thoughts about...
One, when I don't have my kids around, I take pictures of the next best thing… food.
Two, there is no, guilt free, happy medium between, gluttonous eating and leaving food on your plate, when you're eating across the street from benches full of homeless people. There's just heavy dose of guilt and a side of sadness, added to each meal.
Three, my refusal to walk over, man holes, sewer grates, or rain drains, is highly challenged, out of Patten, and abrupt in catching off guard the rush of those city fast walkers.
I pulled the tourist roll off rather nicely, with the camera shoulder slung, head turned up, eyes darting from one new to another, and my mouth in a constant stage of an agape amazed 'wow', and the freshness of the air we inhale deeply and mindlessly, everyday, grew a stronger sense of appreciation, with every short and thick breath, drawn, while there.
Right now, I feel like I'm in hurry up and wait mode. We've got a wedding to go to next weekend, which I'm looking forward to celebrating with friends, but relieved that it's what caps off, what's been our go-go summer. I'm ready to be home, full time kid scheduled, family focused, craft-tastic, with predictable weekly structure, kitchen adventurous, make our own fun satisfied, and if I dare say, winter weather snuggling.
I'm not wishing the next two weeks away, in fact, I'm rather enjoying the warm summer like days, followed by the cool, fall is here, nights. The hats have been pulled out of their tubs and I'm ready to see fall decorations pop up around the house. But until then…
This week, I've been approached twice, about doing a giveaway through the Goodnyou? Blog… Both times, I gave the concern about not really knowing if it would be much of a benefit to either of their business, because I didn't know if there would be much participation. (In all reality, I wouldn't want to have a giveaway on the blog, only have the 5 family members who consistently read the blog, be the ones who won… every time… because they commented out of obligation, doing no favors for either business, but rocketing themselves to top of my christmas gift list.)
I guess what I'm asking is this… if you would be interested in Goodnyou? taking adventure of hosting a giveaway, would you mind commenting on this post, just so I can see if the numbers would be worth it (by comments, I mean, nothing more than a random number, letter, symbol submitted, below, Facebook message, Tweet, or smoke signal) If there isn't a big response (or any response), no worries, I just wouldn't want those people who asked about it, to put their efforts into this blog, if it could be better spent to help them somewhere else!