Biggest news...I am done the rough draft of my thesis proposal. It's short but I think concise, and outlines clearly what I'm doing. It's a huge relief to just be done. Which means that there was little fiction writing over the weekend but the ideas are still in my mind waiting to be put down. I don't know when I'll have a chance though....as writing the proposal made me realize just how much reading I have to do.
In other mundane news, it was a beautiful weekend here in NC. Not as suffocatingly hot as it has been. There was a beautiful breeze. And yes the sun. We actually are in desperate need of rain as our trip to the park revealed. "The Beautiful Valley," one of our favorite places to bring the kids was all dried up. We saw too many dead fish and the smell was pretty awful. Even the nasty pond that centers the park is getting smaller, and that contains lots of wildlife: fish, snakes, turtles, and frogs.
Here's some pictures we took, and if you're bored here's a few more.