I have a few posts in draft mode, a couple I would like to update and then a few new ones, but alas not tonight.
To quickly sum up:
Fiestas came and went, I have tons and tons of pictures. I did spiritual and secular things. Town was dead-- and by dead I mean very few tourists. It reminded me of the Fiestas of my childhood when the tourists were gone after labor day. I don't dislike tourists-- most people buying houses in Santa Fe are tourists (or once were)d who fell in love with this old, vibrant and diverse place-- but every now and then, it's not when we're not overrun with tourists.
I noticed that even for Fiestas it felt quiet among the locals. Oddly enough, I didn't see too many people I knew. But still, looking at the faces of those in the crowd, most were locals, either born here or long-time residents.
Let's see, I just dropped a lot of money at Amazon.com on spiritual books. I'm also going to be teaching catechism this year, God help me. Seriously. I could use all His help.
Things at work continue to be slow, though I have a new listing. I have a short window in which to sell it, but I'm hoping it sells. My mom has read 3/4 of my first novel, half of my second and she likes my stories so far. I guess that's a good thing. I just hope she's not just being a mom, being nice.