I’m not going to lie. As I write my first post since August, I’m a bundle of nerves:
Elevated heart rate? Check.
Palm and armpit sweats, especially the left one (What is up with that?)? Check.
Inability to concentrate for long periods of time? Check.
Restless sleep? Check.
Inability to finish thoughts and sentences? (Although arguably normal) Check.
Yep, I am ridiculously nervous. More than the nervousness I experienced while tiling our main bathroom. At 3.5 tiles per hour for a grand total of 132 tiles, you can appreciate my thinking I might expire before the last tile was set.
Maybe not as nervous as when John, Andrew and I kayaked at Telegraph Cove with the Killer Whales.
then a little bit closer now.
But my heightened state of nerves is definitely up there. All because a few nights ago I realized how much I was missing blogging. So, I decided to open up my comments section and lo and behold here was this comment.
I’m a freelance writer for The Globe and Mail and I’m working on a series profiling Canadian snowbirds. I’d love to profile you and John for the series.
So, I share with John. He starts laughing. Says trying to get the local newspapers to include my blog was obviously the wrong strategy. Obviously, I should have swung for the stars from the very beginning.
So, I call my son Andrew. His response, “Ma, is this Shelley person legit?”
Damn it. I didn’t think of checking Shelley White out. I do. She’s legit.
So, I write her back.
|Hi there Shelley.
John and I would love to be part of your series. Good thing I checked the comments as I was having a little time off, (well, more like an extended three month vacation) and decided that there must be more to life than renovations, like writing my blog. I look forward to hearing more from you.
So, Shelley responds with…
So, I write…
We are definitely on board for the story, however we don’t head south until January 1st as it’s our turn for our kids to come home for Xmas. Having said that, we haven’t winterized our RV and are thinking of heading to Comox Lake when the weather breaks. Sideways rain here on the island.
If this still works for you, (Sure hope so as I’ve told my family I’m on the cusp of fame and they need to address me accordingly) John and I can speak to you on the phone tomorrow, Wednesday if that suits.
So, Shelley writes….
And if it doesn’t…