I knew when I started my Masters that I would be giving some things up… namely the month of July and the joy of dirty fingers and toes, music festivals and late nights and lake swims and beach fires that month entails. I knew that I would be living in Nanaimo for the month of July, completing two courses, and I knew it would be hard. Of course I knew that the schoolyear part of the year was going to be hard too. Life already seemed full before I went back to school… being a farmer and a full-time teacher was a lot. 2 and a half hours of commuting every day takes a sizable chunk out of my waking hours… I was busy last year. I remember being busy. At least I think I remember being busy. This year I’m busy. Like officially seriously busy. Like I don’t write a blog anymore busy. Like there has been a serious lack of dirt under my nails busy. I don’t take many pictures either. I don’t walk my dog enough and I certainly don’t do enough dishes… although I have done them twice in the past 10 days (and Jeremy didn’t even have to rewash them), so that must count for something, right? I do still knit. Every day. I don’t know how busy I would have to get in order for that to stop. I don’t actually know if it’s possible – I would probably just sleep less. I think I already am sleeping less. Hrm… Things are good. I’m not going to tell you what things, or how good, but they are. Spring break is coming up and Jeremy is planning a trip and I don’t have to and my dog is coming with us and that makes me happy. I’ve (almost) finished 2 out of 5 chapters of my thesis, and that also makes me happy. I just finished knitting an orange cardigan and it’s the prettiest thing and Jeremy’s going to make me alder wood buttons and, well… orange cardigan with handmade buttons? And then there’s the flowers… my hyacinths are blooming and I think they have the prettiest smell in the universe, and my lilies are all poking their heads out of the ground, and so are all of these other plants that I remember planting but didn’t label (because I’m like that), and we have trays and trays of seeds in the windows (including 3 of flowers) and they’re all sprouting and my fingernails are still clean and I should probably go do something about that 2nd chapter that’s (almost) finished, because soon almost won’t be enough, but not before I give you some pictures. I’ll try to come back soon.
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