Anna June likes to sleep in on the weekends, which is good.
Earlier this year, I mentioned that I was working on a textbook. The proofs came back from the publisher, and it had to be carefully reviewed for more changes. So I spent a couple of different weekend days, notably over Labor Day weekend, logging about 12 more hours on this work.
Like I said in April, remind me not to do this again.
Except that I did. There was a lady who was a friend of my boss who needed some help with a resume. I have learned that I really, really like helping people find jobs, but don't want the pressure of working in Human Resources. As she didn't know anyone else to help her, I worked with her to correct her English (not her native language) and figure out how to submit her application via a certain government website. There went a couple more evenings.
Thank goodness my husband can be patient and loving. I am also glad they were paying me.
In search of an alternative, I reached out on Facebook and met a young woman in my writing group who is interested in these types of side projects, as she's a journalism student finishing up her coursework and working for local publications. I met her in person - she seems wonderful. I can now refer these jobs to her in the future.
In the meantime, I realized that I have about an hour to myself on Saturday mornings before everyone gets up. Am I exercising? Praying? Meditating? Doing my nails? Working on my blog? Cleaning house?
No, I am helping my little brother, because that's what sisters do.
Well, that's what sisters who have brothers who own restaurants that have websites which need blog posts do. I think.
We're collaborating on the Rusty's BBQ blog. We aim for weekly posts, but are going with the flow.
It's actually a really exciting time to be a Tucker, a fan of Rusty's, a fan of BBQ, and or a fan of food in general in this area. Birmingham was recently named one of the top up-and-coming food cities, and, as a big eater in this town, I can honestly say that I can see why. I love trying the new places, and I love visiting old favorites.
Our first post was about the documentary about Alabama Barbecue. I'm told you can find the whole movie here.
Our second post was about a book - AJ points out Rusty is on page 61 and 112.
Our third and most recent post was about the Alabama BBQ battle, which Rusty's won in its category.
So follow the blog over on the recently redesigned rustysbarbq.com. I will try not to talk too much about it here on the blog about Anna June, although she doesn't mind.
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