Yesterday, I told a patient that I would see them in three months and after they left I realized three months from now would be the middle of September. *queue exasperated sigh* While fall is my favorite time of year, I'm not ready to think about the color green fading away yet.
It's been a hectic month or so since my last post: trips, additions, submissions, the lot of it. Big kudos to my brother Max for graduating from UCONN with honors.
Soon as he grabbed the diploma we headed south. Trekking into the Andes after traveling through Lima and Cusco was bliss. There's something about the mountains (double points if they're snowcapped), or the ocean, or a lake, or pretty much anywhere that isn't being compensated by slightly above minimum wage.
The weather was perfect for the entire trip, the food was great and no one got sick. Couldn't have asked for a better time. Lima is a city filled with cultural heritage and to see the architecture and history in person was an experience to say the least. Catacombs are fascinating if anyone is wondering.
I preferred Cusco to Lima though. Whether it was my Northern blood calming itself once safely tucked away in the mountains (albeit in the opposite hemisphere) or just the fact that the city was smaller than Lima who knows. Not to mention I managed to finish A Game of Thrones during hotel downtime. And everyone who is reading this that told me to read the damn book for the past year: Sorry I didn't listen!
And the day after we got home we picked up this little devil. In actuality the only devilish part about Aurora is that if you turn around she'll run into a closet and steal a sock. That and she makes it her personal mission to eat the broom whenever you try and sweep the floor. Worth it.
In the literary end of my world, I am preparing for the final semester of my MFA at Albertus Magnus College. Anyone who is debating whether to go for the degree or not -- Go. It is worth it. The networking and people you meet alone make it worth it.
Submissions are out for several pieces so hopefully some good news on the horizon, a few new reviews are up, and I just cracked open S. by J. J. Abrams & Doug Dorst. . . This is going to be epic. Till next time enjoy the green!