Saturday, December 7, 2013

Still here.

I know I haven't been updating much lately.  What with the in-laws visiting and the poor weather, we haven't been doing much adventuring and thus, not much to blog about.  I briefly considered blogging more about just general stuff like politics or current events and realized that probably wouldn't be a great idea.  I know there are only a handful of people that read every post and most of them wouldn't stop reading if I offended them politically, but then, what is the point of a political post?  It does no good to tell someone something they already believe.  Besides, I think I have built something of a brand here.  Nothing big, yet, but a consistent idea.  The Adventure Nickel is about travel and adventure and family.  So, political stuff wouldn't really fit. 

I could write about writing.  That seems like it would be appropriate.  Writing goes on here.  However, writing about writing is for those who are successful at writing.  Why listen to yet another random blogger?  Nope, I need some better credentials before I feel comfortable talking much about writing.  And, there hasn't been much writing to talk about really.  I am working my way up to re-writing the beginning of the fiction piece I am working on and I am waiting on some first feedback on the non-fiction thing before I dive back into that.  There are some short, non fiction pieces I am working on, but they will wait a bit. 

What we have been doing is just being a family.  When I am not working, I have been trying to stay away from the computer as much as I can and just focusing on being present, really present, with the family.  I am trying to be more engaged in their world and interjecting just a bit of mine.  We are trying to snuggle together in the RV to stay warm too.  It has been nice.  It's nice to let all of your perceived obligations down for a bit and just be.  Of course, there are still dishes to do, propane to get, things to clean and so on.  And it has been nice to be there for all of that. 

So, rest assured my handful of faithful readers, we are still here.  It is still an adventure, just a quieter one at the moment.  We will be back full steam soon enough.  Heck, I might even put up some more pictures soon.  As a matter of fact, there are some I have been meaning to get up and it seems like we might be creeping up on a good time for them.  Stay tuned.