1. Enjoying each other. It's our last full weekend before fire season officially begins, so we plan on spending plenty of time together. I'm nervous, scared and excited all at once.
2. Going hiking! We found a spot about two hours from here that has a much different landscape than the scrubbiness we see here. It's not too long of a hike but because of the heat and the elevation we're hydrating pretty intensely today.
3. Enjoying the sun. It's warmer this weekend than it has been all month here and I could not be happier. The weather, however, has brought a new concern, and that is sun damage. In Maine I don't think I ever put on sunscreen prior to June, but I've already seen two sunburns here in New Mexico in the months of February and March. We figured that the southernness of the state plus the elevation means that the sun is even scarier for my pale-ass skin than usual, which means that I'll probably be instituting a daily regimen of sunscreen in the morning.
4. Working on new projects. I'm considering submitting some nonfiction work to a few magazines and websites I've been checking out. As a result I've been spending hours writing and reediting trying to get some stuff ready. I have to ask, does this seem totally ridiculous? If you read my blog but secretly hate my writing--or really just have genuine criticism--I'd love to hear from you.
5. Snuggling, of course.