We spent Sunday over at my parents’ house. I got to watch a whole Sox game for the first time this season (and they won). I got to see Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of ‘Mork & Mindy’, which my father had taped. And we got to explain the particulars of this whole fertility business, and get it off of our chests, which was nice. It was a good, relaxing day. It was the first time I didn’t have a huge deadline looming over my head in about two years.

Yes, I still have to get my craft seminar together. And yes, I still have to get copies of my thesis printed and bound. But the bulk of my work for my MFA is now over. The craziness is finally coming to a close.

In the car on the way home, Stephanie asked me if I would pursue an agent to try and get my book sold. It was a thought that had been hanging out in the back of my mind. My answer was something to the effect of, “It depends on what my advisors say about the latest draft.” But the truth is that I want to get this thing out there. I feel it getting really close. I feel like it might be ready for outsiders’ eyes.

But anyway… We had a nice time with Mom, Dad, and Grandma and I was glad for the chance to go somewhere and simply relax. The old house has served as a perfect place for that over the last few years. I don’t have to worry about anything when I’m over there. And that’s a great feeling.

I’m repeating myself now. I think I will end it here.