Yes, I realize again that this is really Saturday....but I've had a busy week with VBS. And to be honest, I think I'm the only one who's actually reading these, so what does it matter if I post a day late?
I heard about a local festival, so I called and got some information about the Wine and Art Festival. Recognizing I probably wasn't going to sell anything this first year, I nevertheless greeted everyone, acted as 'tour guide', pointed out the bathrooms, and even sampled some wine and secured a free session in an aqua massager. I also networked with a local shop, who asked if they could host a signing for me at holiday time.
Bouyed by the reaction, I decided to branch out a little and visit other shops and even the local B&B. Four days later, I received a shock. A letter arrived from the owner of the B&B, inviting me to 'meet her friend who died on the cross', as she was 'shocked' by the language and 'graphic' content (tame by today's standards, lol!), and would therefore be NOT allowing her guests to read it.
It took me a few days to calm down. After all, I HAD mentioned it had language and adult situations; she still chose to buy it. I chalked it up to a learning experience.
I was also getting braver on Blogger, and instead of simply reading a few blogs, I actually commented. My comments were well received, and soon I was interacting with a woman in Australia, a woman in Boston, and a few women in Michigan. Some of them even commented on my 'notes' section of my website:)
T and I met for coffee a few times, and he opened up about what had taken place during Super Bowl Sunday at his house. He expressed sorrow for friends taking sides, and was grateful for the listening ear and shoulder I provided.
Next Month: I Get A Shock.
VBS is over; I'm spending a relaxing weekend at home, though I may go to Corning Irish Festival on Sunday.