July- this is the heart of summer. These are the days I want to hold forever in my selfish grasp. Instead they are the days that fly by on hot shiny wings dripping with humidity. They are the days that too quickly race toward August and the end of vacation. They are the days when I begin to get just a bit anxious about completing all of my summer “to do” list. Yes, I know that I attempt each summer to just “wing it”, but my habits have had decades to cast themselves into unchangeable forces that have a power and will of their own. So by July I have pretty much given up the notion of being a free spirit who reacts to the whims of the day. I am already planning next week in my head…
And since you already know that I am at heart a hopelessly strange, solitary, studious sort who has more in common with critters than with people, I will share with you the summer projects I am attempting to complete:
- Post photos and obits to Find A Grave for all of the Gethsemane Cemetery burials. This is an ongoing project that I have been working on for about four years. I do what I can, and there will always be more to do.
- Update the Caddo website. I need to post some new photos and check all of the current business listings. Feel free to make suggestions if you want to see something on the site.
- Upload my June photos to an album on my blog.
- Select and edit photos for a photo book I’m making for a friend.
- Take photos for the bank calendar contest.
- Continue to research my biography of Ben Siegel.
- Continue to compile my third Caddo Book, Founders and Followers, which I hope to finish by January.
And of course there is always daily writing, gardening, and cleaning to keep me occupied.
In two weeks my mind will switch gears and I will start shopping and planning for the start of school….