Three-day weekends are the best. We took Faye to her third zoo (this time Nogeyama Zoo) and, the third time being the charm, she was awake for the whole thing! We all had a nice time once we got there in spite of the crowds.
I also found some time to write! I'm happy to report that I'm very nearly done with my second foray into short stories. Kalkin's Dilemma is a bit longer than Blue Squad, but, like Blue Squad, there's at least one more story to tell, maybe two. I've got a couple of options for what to do next. Most likely it'll either be a prequel of sorts to Kalkin's Dilemma or story obliquely about Jav Holson. Or, I may revisit a couple of old ideas that have lain dormant for many years and that have nothing to do with the Viscain Empire... We shall see.
Oh, I submitted Blue Squad: One Last Go to Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine on the 16th via their electronic submission process. I'm trying not to hold my breath, but still hoping for the best!