...rather sunburned, quite tired, and still smelling vaguely of pork despite showering. Even so, when you're hanging with the group I run around with (in the eighteenth century) anytime is a fun time.
And, writer-friends, a line from a book I'm reading that illustrates the importance of proofreading (no, I will not say what the book is, save to say I'm enjoying aside from this foible, and I've rephrased slightly to protect the innocent):
"The new moon had risen over the trees...and glinted off the rooftops..."
I read this aloud to my astronomy PhD candidate husband, who almost laughed us into a ditch (he was driving) because a new moon is the lunar phase when you can't see the moon. So there really isn't any way to comment on its rising, and you certainly wouldn't see its light reflected in much of anything.
So--take heart. Everyone makes silly mistakes when they write. It's ok. But eagle-eye beta readers and crit partners save you from embarassment in print form :)
**A useless but interesting tidbit from conversation with astronomer-husband: New moon, in other cultures, can refer to the first crescent moon after what we call the new moon. So, benefit of the doubt for the author of the above foible--perhaps s/he is unfamiliar with the more common connotation of "new moon."