I promised, so here it is, a photo from Tim and Lourdes’ wedding compliments of Lourdes’ mother. Lourdes looks soooo beautiful. What a stunning dress. OK Tim, you look handsome too but everyone knows a wedding is all about the bride. LOL I haven’t heard where they honeymooned yet or what their plans are for the immediate future. I hope I get an e-mail as soon as they are settled with an update on what’s going on up there in Canada.
Writing and editing this week has been an iffy proposition. Events, none of them really important, have conspired to keep me away from the keyboard. I have managed to get to the last page of the Suitcase Murders on the editing. It has proved to be the most difficult since I have to fold in the new plot twists and finish the story. Thanks to the things I’ve added the novella will be 50% larger than the original writing and maybe more. I will have to go through it again with one more edit and then read it out loud to myself to see how it flows.
I’ve made notes for a couple of future short stories and plan on getting back to book # 2 in my series as soon as I’ve finished this little project. The couple of writers that I was exchanging notes with here in Peru are off on their own projects now so those meetings have stopped temporarily. I do miss the input, especially the help with grammatical errors. It’s amazing how blinded you can become to mistakes in your own writing. The mind tricks you into seeing words that aren’t there or are misspelled.
Larry and I met for coffee and chat again this past Friday. We sailed through multiple topics again on politics (both US and Peru), the economy, the new Kindles from Amazon and the benefits of exercise to mention a few. Larry is getting busier at the University where he teaches business English and complains that he barely has time to write his column for LiP. Afterwards I met Kathy at Café Kumar on Calle Berlin for more coffee and chat. Not to curse it, but her divorce might be going better. Her husband has agreed to sigh and split things down the middle finally which is all she has wanted all along. I really hope it works out for her. The sad note here is that I got a little touch of food poisoning that day. I’m pretty sure it was from the chicken salad roll up I had in the meeting with Kathy but you can never be sure about these things. After 14 hours shivering in bed and many trips to the bathroom, I’m all well. At least it was short lived.
Last Sunday after posting, the sun came out and a glorious spring day graced all of us here in Lima. I took a long walk over to the park that runs along the Pentagonito and took photos. They are the ones in this post. I am ready for spring but not quite ready for winter to end yet. A rather strange state of mind to be in I think. Have a great week everyone and I hope the sun is shining on you wherever you are.