A Month-Long Vacation: The Well-Deserved Break
|Monkeying around at Fort Sewell, Marblehead|
|The 159 Derby Street History Project|
I decided to take August for myself. After all, it started off with an unexpected, but pleasant, research project for the Salem Arts Association. I was asked to be part of the ongoing research of the building where the SAA is located and the folks who occupied the building and property. Most of what I did was interpret records the Association already had, researched online sources, wrote the historical summaries, and selected the various maps. This research is ongoing and will piggyback on my new research project: 18th and 19th century Salem artists and art collections. I had to take a break from St. Nicholas Magazine because I'm just too burnt out from my PhD and dissertation. I'll return to it ... when? I don't know. Anyway, the photo above shows the exhibition currently located at the SAA. This exhibition will change as more information is found.
|Salty kids driving home from Fort Beach, Marblehead.|
|On the hunt at HomeGoods.|
|Roll your sanity check, Ed!!!|
|On our way to Maine.|
The weekend of Ed's birthday we packed our bags, bought a bunch of Bismarks from Coffee Time, made my potato salad and coleslaw, and headed up to our friends' cabin in Maine. We're all vaccinated and testing constantly, so we felt very safe to spend a few days with them. Besides, we haven't seen them in real life since we moved to Salem! We spent a wonderful few days paddling around the lake, swimming, and chatting. I would normally have photos of a trip like this, but our friends are private people. You'll just have to imagine an amazingly beautiful few days on a lake in Maine.
|The first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season.|
|The first pumpkin beer of the season.|
Of course, we had our first Pumpkin Spiced Latte and pumpkin beer of the season! It's an August tradition!
|Geez, I'm so damned tan!|
|Masks, lots and lots of masks.|
|One relaxed kitty!|