Summer is here.
The rainy season has ended earlier than I can ever recall. It is boiling hot outside, hitting >32ºC (90ºF) daily, with high humidity. This kind of sucks for humans, but Oogway is loving it.
He still has not grown much longer, but he has filled-out and filled-in. He scampers around at an incredible pace, and wow, does he have an appetite. He has become a voracious little eating and clambering machine, which I take as a positive indication that he's healthy and happy.
It is time for me to head out again. I've just wrapped up my last solid workout for a while, and I am leaving Oogway in good hands. The next time I'll see him is in over a month. It's amazing how attached I've become to this little turtle that appeared from nowhere.
Watching his antics has become a part of my daily routine, the perfect way to take a break. He is an excellent listener too, though he tends to wander off when I'm talking to him. I don't take it personally.
I will be offline most of the time for the next several months. Partly, this is because I will be in areas with sub-optimal to no connectivity, but also, it's by choice. Being disconnected brings the peace and tranquility I need to think, be productive, and truly enjoy the company of the friends I'm around.
For those of you joining me, safe travels and see you soon!