Oh, hi! It’s been a few
days weeks since we’ve had a chance to chat. And I am not ashamed to admit that I missed each and every one of you and the whole blogging community. I have a lot of reading to do to catch up on what’s been going on in your lives, but before I do that, I wanted to give you an update on what I’ve been up to. The good, the bad, the happy, and the sad.
My last post was on March 12. At the end of that post, I mentioned that I needed a break from blogging to focus on my dissertation. And focus I did. I’m still not sure I’m fully recovered from the weeks of reading, writing, stressing, crying, yelling, and waking up in the middle of the night in a state of panic.
But none of that matters anymore because I did it! I successfully defended my doctoral dissertation on Friday, March 29. Which was one of the best and worst days of my life. I’m far from done with the written documents, but they’re a work in progress and I have a few weeks to tie up the loose ends. Hallelujah! I think my friends and family all breathed a collective sigh of relief to know that it was over and I passed, because the not-so-sweet side of me has been put to rest until my next stressful life event crops up.
So this means that on May 18, just 1 short week after getting married, I’ll don my wizard cape and funny hat, attend a long and sweaty ceremony, and make people call me Doctor for a good 3-4 days. Thanks to all of you who wished me luck and helped me stay positive. You’re the bestest.
In the background of the D word, was loss and mourning, followed by a quickly pulled together move. And then a surprise visit from my sneakily awesome parents and a couple’s shower with friends and family. I’m writing this post from the comfort of our new kitchen in Blair’s parent’s house. They are gracious enough to let us live here for the next few months while we get the old house ready to rent and search for a new home in our new city. So chaos doesn’t quite come close to defining the past 3 weeks.
But everything happens for a reason, and everything works out in the end. Right?
The dogs are settling in just fine, in case you were curious…
Thanks for listening to me ramble. Like I mentioned in the title, it’s Wine Wednesday. And I’m back! With a 2009 Two Vines Merlot-Cabernet that I like but don’t love. It might have something to do with the fact that it’s a few days old. But it’s open and I’m not letting it go to waste!
What are you drinking tonight?