In case you haven't noticed, I haven't posted here in nearly three months. Three months! I can't believe it, but I'm sure google keeps a good calendar, and so I must accept the facts. But that doesn't mean that I haven't been writing. It just means I have had to watch my time and focus all my energy on a different type of writing. I am happy to say, however, that I am (mostly) finished with my MA thesis, and am looking forward to getting back on the blogger wagon. I wonder what a blogger wagon would look like . . . maybe purple, with lots of comment buttons and links to favorites? Who's to say?
|At the university, they can't take any chances. God forbid the students take personal responsibility and exercise a little common sense and keep their arms and legs out of the way of the elevator doors. But at least they said thank you.|
Now all I have to do is some revision stuff, defend my thesis to my committee, and take my written comps, and I'll be an official holder of an MA in history. I have been looking forward to this for months, because it means I can get back to living my life. You know, the fun stuff, like vacuuming, and dusting, and folding the laundry, and about a million other things. Just in time for the holidays. And the big move.
Oh, didn't I mention? My husband got a new job, and it requires a move to another city - another state, actually, although I don't consider Kentucky and Tennessee to be all that different. While I am even more excited about this than I am relieved about the end-in-sight of my thesis, I have to laugh. The timing couldn't be better, since I'll be at a loose end after the middle of December. But it really would have been nice to blog a bit when I had nothing else demanding my attention.
I guess I can't complain too much. Didn't I just say I couldn't wait to get back to living my life? Nothing more real about living than finding a new home, selling the old house, figuring out a way to make too much junk fit in too few boxes, planning for the future with my favorite hunny-bunny.
|Cincinnati Art Museum, Ancient Exhibits. Pottery with heart-shaped leaf motif. I picked this in honor of my husband. I'm sure he'll be quite honored that I'm being all gushy-mushy.|
I even read a little bit of fiction last night, but don't tell anyone about my guilty pleasure. Maybe I'll blog about the book in future. It certainly is worth a post. All the best experiences in life are.