Open Thread: It feels like August!

I’m a little late with this today. I just got busy.

I’ll be back to catch up on the WordPress and Twitter happenings after I mash a few potatoes, cook some greens, and drink four beers while I’m doing it.

What’s on your mind this weekend?

Long Weekend Preview, with Edge

The Independence Day weekend is upon those of us who live in the U.S., folks. Where I live, that means beer and barbecue on Friday, beer and fried fish on Saturday, and sleeping in on Sunday. The weekend features that require writing will either be on hold or very short this weekend. ย We’re mostly taking a break from blogging. Anything we write between tomorrow afternoonย and Sunday gets held for later. Here’s a preview of the next few days, since our schedule is pretty consistent and we’re changing it. But first, Edge.

Tomorrow, I’m not sure what we’ll have. But something from me, and another poetry feature at Just Gene’O, the blog formerly known as The Writing Catalog.

Sadly, no Tolkien post from me, but look for a roundup of Tolkien posts from (much) earlier in the year for Throwback Thursday at Part Time Monster.

On Friday I’ll have an Independence Day post here early, another one at Just Gene’O, and an afternoon open thread for those of you who happen to be around.

Weekend Music on Saturday here, and Silent Sunday the next day. Unless I happen to write a very short post about blogging before the self-imposed deadline, in which case I’ll make the photo a Silent Saturday and run the blogging post Sunday afternoon.

An (extremely) short coffee feature on Saturday and a Silent Sunday at Just Gene’O.

I’ll still be around, off-and-on, to check the threads and the tweets and such. Just not blogging very much. And I will put some of my time into reloading for the week after. Which means, hopefully, writing four posts and cropping/sizing a couple of dozen photos.

On Monday, we start the not-so-long run to the dog days.

Bloggers who I have guest blogging agreements with for later in the year: I haven’t forgotten about those posts. They are on my writing schedule, and I’ll be in touch with you about them soon.

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Smileys for everyone. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚