I’m still here…

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything here. Just wanted to let everyone know that I haven’t given up on it (again), I’ve just been super busy with work and school.

Ashley (our daughter) went off to college at Smith in August and she’s doing great. After a few ups and downs with her roommate, she was given her own room in a different building, and she’s super happy now. She loves her classes and she’s made a ton of friends. Unfortunately, Eric came down with the flu on Sunday, so she isn’t coming home for Thanksgiving (she doesn’t want to get sick right before finals week, and I don’t blame her). But she’ll be home in December for two weeks, so we’re looking forward to that.

School is going well for me, too. I’ll have my Bachelor’s degree (finally) at the end of the Spring quarter! WOOOOOO! I only have four classes left to take. I’ll have this summer off–and I am going to READ ALL THE BOOKS–and start my Master’s degree next fall. I’ve been enjoying myself, but I honestly can’t wait until it’s all done and I can finally pleasure read for myself all the time again. I might not even get to 75 books this year. Sigh.

Speaking of books, I’ve been reading some really good stuff when I have some free time, though. I finally decided to start reading the Wheel of Time series, and I’m on book four. Everything I read online about it said that if you get to book four and you still like it, then you’re over the hump and will enjoy the whole series. I’m definitely still enjoying it. I’m also looking forward to the last book in James S.A. Corey’s Expanse series, which is supposed to come out some time in 2020. I love that series. I’ll be sorry when it’s over, although I’m really excited that Amazon picked up the TV series–it starts back up in December. I’m really impressed with how well they’ve done the show so far, so I’m hoping Amazon can keep that up.

Sj and I (and another friend) recently joke-read The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer. Y’all, it is so bad, and that awfulness starts with the dedication. I kid you not. And that’s all the time I’m going to waste talking about that book.

Some of my favorites lately have been The Testaments (of course), written by Margaret Atwood, Gabby Rivera’s Juliet Takes a Breath, Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell, and Colson Whitehead’s The Nickel Boys. And if you’re a fan of Veep, then you have to read A Woman First by Selina Meyer. Better yet, listen to the audiobook. Selina and Gary read the book together and it is HILARIOUS.

For everyone who still follows the blog, thank you for sticking around. I swear this will become a regular thing again once I’m done with school. Hopefully this summer I’ll be able to put a bunch of time into it. Working full time and going to school is tough, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m almost there. I can do this.

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