Yes, I have been away. Away in the land of being grown up.
Long-term, permanent work.
Short-term consulting gigs.
Politcs and elections.
You know? Responsibilities.
I am not sure what to make of it all.
It has been a crazy set of months. The fall semester is done - only finals remain and a ton of grading.
I am looking forward to some down time. I need it. The dogs need it. The house needs it.
The house. It is a wonderful place. We were so fortunate on this front. There have been the quirks of owning a new home, but relative to many of the horror stories I have heard, we are doing well. There is still much left to do to make it fully home. There are still many boxes that need to be unpacked. The wonderful thing, though, is that when I unpack a box, I get to throw it away (yes, it goes into recycling). No longer do I need to save it for "the next move." It is such a wonderful feeling.
We are finally getting real furniture. We now have nice leather sectional for the living room, rather than a collection of rescued arm chairs and futons. I ventured out into the Black Friday madness to purchase a bedroom set that was a good buy during one of those early-bird specials. Being able to identify that the sales person was from Nigeria and asking him whether he was Ibo or Yoruba got me free delivery.
Slowly it is becoming ours.
It has been a hectic autumn and my writing - here and elsewhere - has taken a hit.
But I need to return to it - especially elsewhere, but my writing here can be my muse, I hope.
So grab some coffee and be prepared to indulge in my mindless rants, inane observations, and pointless stories. Maybe...