swept away

It’s been nearly a year since I last updated my little space here, and so much has changed in the past eleven months, I hardly know where to begin.

I started graduate school in August. I’m studying social justice through a distance learning program at a school in Oregon. By Christmas I’ll have finished three classes; right now I’m taking systematic theology and a history of social justice. It’s been quite an adjustment to add my own studies to homeschooling the short people, and doing all of the other things I’m supposed to be doing as a wife and mama.  And the reading! Oh my word. I haven’t read this much since before I had children. I am enjoying this bit of education so much more than my undergraduate studies. Everything is exciting and fascinating; I love the lectures, the reading, studying, and writing papers… yep, I’m the girl who loves writing papers. Who knew?  I don’t know how I’ll use this degree yet, or the career path I’ll take, but I am able to enjoy where I am and what I am doing, and I feel like I have a purpose.

I am taking some time away from being a Knitter-for-Hire so that I can focus on school. I have knit a number of items for myself and my family, which has been fun and relaxing: socks, fingerless mitts, a vest, and some diaper covers for my new niece.

A number of people have been giving not-so-subtle hints that I should reconsider writing online again. But then, a number of people gave me not-so-subtle hints a couple years ago that my former blog was the talk of the town (and not in a flattering way, thankyouverymuch), and I’m not sure I feel like dealing with that kind of gossip conversation.

So. Here’s a post. I realize I have mentioned neither coffee nor cake, thereby providing no confirmation that I am the author of this post. I’ll try to do better next time. Until then, you can check me out on Instagram, or on the effbooks, where I have a personal page and a Revel Handmade page. Oh, and Twitter, too, because I am nothing if not well-rounded.

Behave yourselves, at least a little.