Regular readers know that I write for Mohawk Valley Living magazine, a really excellent publication. Regular readers also know that sometimes I have a real problem writing anything at all. My magazine articles pose a greater problem, because I can’t just type stuff off the top of my head. I write about places people can go, things they can enjoy in the Mohawk Valley. Kind of like I’m supposed to do here, only, you know, here I get away with going off topic.
So my deadline for February’s issue is tomorrow. This should not have been a problem. Ideally I would have done some stuff during December that I could write about. It turns out, December wasn’t so good for me. So I was determined to do stuff the first weekend in January. When that turned out to be a cold, nasty weekend, I put things off till this past weekend. Bad idea. It was even worse. That left me with today!
I pored through the ads of Mohawk Valley Living. This place! Open Wednesday through Sunday. Here’s one! Open Tuesday through Saturday. Oh, hell, I’ll do a library. Libraries are always good. BUT, it’s Martin Luther King Day. Would they be open? When I got home I got on www.midyork.org, looked up a couple of phone numbers and made a couple of calls. No answer. Forget the library.
I looked on Facebook, the Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce website, did a couple of Google searches (not that I ever have good luck with that). I found a bar and grill that looked interesting, and my husband Steven graciously agreed to accompany me. It was closed. We drove around past places that were either closed or that I already wrote about.
Now I have a headache again. I find this not surprising. But I do not despair. I still have one more day. IT! COULD! WORK!
I’ll keep you posted.