It's summertime, and the living ain't slow! Summer solstice was on Saturday, and the sun rises at 3:50am and sets at 10:15pm. I was wide awake at sunrise that day. I usually wake up at such an hour this time of year. I don't subscribe to blackout curtains.
|Sunrise Summer Solstice 2014|
That's the view from my new condo. That I own! Well, I guess the bank kinda owns it, and I received a generous gifts from my parents, but still... it's technically mine! Also technically speaking, I live on a small island in the Pacific. It's true. I have a great view of Mount Roberts and the passing cruise ships. I haven't seen whales from my deck, but I'm sure I will sometime soon.
So there's the new condo, and also SCHOOL. I'm in the Masters of Public Administration program at University of Alaska Southeast (Juneau), and I'm having a great time in classes although I have a big academic commitment this summer. Despite not having a world class level program, I'm getting a ton out of my experience so far with this MPA classes. I'm currently enrolled in stats and econ classes and also a wonderful class on Political Leadership and Civility. Thanks to the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation for bankrolling this for me!
Of course, I'm now a puppy mama and this is at least 75% of the reason I'm not posting so frequently anymore. Butters is doing great. She has her flaws, but we're having a wonderful time.