Hello, friends, it’s been a while…
Six weeks ago, I went into overdrive trying to finish my dissertation in time to defend and graduate this semester. Success! You may now address me as dr. kleio’s belly! (Or is it dr. kleio?…dr. belly?)
At the same time, an opportunity presented itself to move out of my old shabby apartment into some friends’ gorgeous Greek Revival house down the street. In between writing, defending, packing, and moving, I am still teaching 250 students in four classes at two colleges. Yikes! I think you can understand why blogging dropped way down on my list of things to do!
The decision to move is a long story that involves me saving money, living on a better block in a nicer space, and helping out some friends in the meantime. I couldn’t begin to list the ways that this space is better than my last, but look at the view from my front window. Sweet!
Among its many delights is that it is even more spacious than my last place, so I have already started hosting monthly crafternoons with the local ladies. Such a great way to spend some time together and find some inspiration.
My most recent project was curtains for the new kitchen but with Christmas just over a month away, it’s time to get serious! With the dissertation finished (I still can’t believe it!!) and the semester winding down, I’m hoping to get back into a crafting and blogging groove.
I am feeling so full of joy and gratitude as I enter this new chapter of my life. And so excited to see what comes next!