|My grandson suggested a picture of me in a hammock, relaxing. Since I don't happen to own a hammock, I'm substituting this picture...and wishing I was there.|
During the school year I'm always looking forward to summer vacation. Too bad I have my 10 year-old self's rosy glasses on when I do. When I was 10, summer vacation was practically endless - and while my family was no slouch when it came to keeping busy, it just seemed like I had plenty of time for goofing off. I love the theory of having 'nothing' to do...but in reality I always have something (or many things) to do. This summer seems particularly busy.
Next week is Girls Camp for our church group. For some inexplicable reason, someone thought I would be great to have as the camp cook. More likely, they just knew that I'm a gal who can't say 'no'. Seriously, it's like I have a disease or something. So, here I am, smack dab in the middle of my summer vacation, when the toughest question I should have to deal with is how much ice to put in my lemonade and instead I'm shopping and prepping food for 150 teenage girls (let's not even get into the question of food allergies I have to work around). I think I need to start my summer vacation plans in September so that I have a ready answer besides 'sure, I'll be your unpaid minion'.
Anywho, I thought that I would share the joy/burden of writing posts with you. Yes, you. We have so many talented, interesting, well written, well-traveled Bettys out there, and we'd love to give you a chance to participate/contribute here on The Uncrushable Jersey Dress (I promise it's not just a ruse to get out of work...at least, not much of one). So...here's the deal: will you be our
Put together an email with a short (or long) post (include pictures if you so desire) of anything Betty related-ish, for instance:
Betty in the Wild (click on the 'Betty in the Wild' label on the sidebar for past examples)
Life After Betty (Betty appropriate authors...again, click on 'life after Betty' label for examples)
Words or Phrases that have crept into my vocabulary due to reading Betty
Profile of yourself as a reader of Betty - please include a profile picture (we won't mind a bit if they are obviously doctored/fake - 'cause that's how we roll).
Holes in our Betty coverage (for instance, have you ever asked yourself, 'Why haven't The Founding Bettys ever talked about 'x'?)
We promise to preserve confidentiality - last names will be blotted out (unless you use a fictitious Dutchified version). Depending on volume, we'll space them out a bit.
If someone wants to open a short and painful question such as 'should an older bride be saddled with wearing a turban' (see the controversial The Hasty Marriage....) feel free...
..and now I'm off to the store to buy MORE food for girl's camp...