Since then, we have managed to clean up the house and get the gardens somewhat under control, and start the preparations for our volunteer trip to Peru to help an Earthwatch.org project collecting data about global warming impact in the Amazon (flooding has been the most commonly observed affect) and the project wants to know how it impacts the plants and animals.
So, I needed my annual physical, my husband Bob had his already, and we both needed to get vaccinations for Rabies, Typhus, and a medicine for Malaria. We also needed sunglasses since we'll reside on a paddle boat for two weeks, with potentially up to six hours a day on the water (only three during peak hours), some of the time we'll be out at night doing counts of caiman.
We have our travel booked to Iquitos, Peru and to Ashland, Ohio. I've started reviewing my reading materials for Session I with one of the two mentors, went through half yesterday and started work on my Bibliography of materials that I know I will need. I need to pull out some of them I gathered for my first novel, also. My submission had a varied set of voices--some memory, some advisory, some analytical, partly because I assume that I will present material in three different forms in the final book, and I also wondered about how different selections of voice in memoir were viewed by potential readers.