So....I've not been doing much cooking, quilting, knitting or much of anything else lately because of the classes I've been taking this quarter in my grad program. I'm in an "exclusive" creative writing workshop (or at least I like to think it's exclusive); there are just four of us. But that means we each have to bring a new story every week for the whole quarter! And the other class I'm taking is a very interesting 20th century British colonial/postcolonial literature class. We're reading Conrad's Heart of Darkness, Virginia Woolf's The Voyage Out, and E.M. Forster's A Passage To India, along with some postcolonial novels, including Achebe's Things Fall Apart, which happened to really rock my world.
So I haven't been able to do any quilting, etc., which makes me sad. But the good news is that I've written 80 pages of my thesis in the past two months!!! Graduation is just around the corner, and I am so, so glad I decided to apply to this program because it's far exceeded my expectations, and I feel that it's re-awakened my passion for literature and writing and, really, all things creative. But I promise that, come June, the quilts will be churned out with zeal, and my blog posts will be more frequent than they have been as of late.
No news on the adoption front. We're just taking some time to decompress and enjoy the last bits of our educational careers at the moment. Unless I apply to another program......to be continued!