Friday, July 21, 2006

My, how time flies...

So we've been a bit lax about updating the blog. Emily's been busier than a weasel in a henhouse teaching her summer class at UIUC, but she finished that this week and now assumes the life of a gentlewoman of leisure. Except that she'll also be teaching a "Legal English" class to incoming foreign students, and I'm afraid that starts next week.

Yes, I've pimped her out for two summer jobs. I need the money.

I've also been busy. I went back to KS to house-sit while my whippersnapper of a nephew and his grandparents were galivanting around Europe. I spent a couple of weeks with my mom's dog and 6 cats. They're not terrific conversationalists, but they left me alone to work on some math problems. I also got to visit with my sister, brother-in-law, and niece, who live just a few short blocks from my folks.

But I'm back, and I've spent the last few weeks revising the trashy mystery novel I drafted when we lived in Palau. I finished revisions today, and I suppose that means that I need to find a publisher. Wish me luck. For those of you who actually read this blog, I'll give you a small bonus: the butler did it.

I'm meeting up with high school friend John and his two boys for some camping this weekend. I can't wait to build a fire, roast some marshmallows, and tell some ghost stories. And we'll be camping at a lake with a beach, so I'm sure I'll manage to squeeze in a good sunburn, too.

That's all I've got at the moment. Emily would add something, but I won't spare her the time. She's got work to do.