Several bloggers have been writing about those general, non-specific blues that happen in the winter lull. January-April is tough on some people, and I include myself among them. Progress on the thesis is slllooooowwwww, which is just wearing me down as the stress builds. I am SO sick of thinking/writing/talking about this that I’m about to swear off all mentions of it until I can report that a first draft has been COMPLETED. Then there will be much rejoicing. If there is anybody out there who has gone through this, I’d love to know if I’m alone in this, or if you experienced the same thing.
I would like to report some truly wonderful things that have happened or are about to happen.
First, one of my favorite people in the whole wide world, Ron, will be moving back to the area. Furthermore he will be pastor at a church near my home. I’ve been looking for a new church, and though I’m not positive that this will be the one, I am very VERY encouraged. Not to mention that I am so happy for him to be closer to his extended family. (By the way, that was my first attempt at linking, so if it didn’t work, I’ll just tell you that you can find his on my blogroll: I wasted time, now time doth waste me.
A good friend, who I’ve been wondering about for a long time, found me on Facebook. I love getting back it touch with people who used to be a big part of my life. I am a big believer in maintaining ties whenever possible, even if the nature of relationships/friendships change. I hate it when people “drift away,” though I know it has to happen sometimes.
I got to exchange correspondence with a truly talented and inspirational woman whom I’ve never met this weekend. She is an amazing photographer and writer. I’ve admired her photography and writing daily for about six months now. She recently took a big risk, leaving her career as a lawyer to pursue what makes her truly happy. Such a risk in this economic climate, but it is working for her because she is SMART and PASSIONATE about it, which is something I admire in people. Her blog is also over on the blogroll–chookooloonks (if my link didn’t work). Check it out if you’re so inclined.
Finally, and I know I’m tempting fate in a huge way by writing this, but I believe we are officially a diaper/pull-up-free home (except at night-time, but we’re almost done with that, too). Super L decided about three weeks ago that she’s strictly a panties-only girl. She even uses the “grown up” potty… so we don’t even have the kiddy potty to clean and mess with. I know it’s not a big deal to you, but this is one thing that is making my life easier at this point. Woot!
Wishing you a warm week of good things!