Monday, March 23, 2009

Returning from the North Pole.

Hello my dear patient readers,

I apologize for my slightly extensive absence. I have been to the North Pole and I am finally back. What a spring break! And what a difference from last year...  You see, last year, my mom and I had the most amazing time in Houston, TX. We went there to shop for a wedding dress as I was newly engaged! Oh what fun, desert tamales, coffee at Starbucks, and the most beautiful wedding dresses I have ever seen or tried on. Ok, basically the only wedding dresses I have tried on, but you get the idea. 

So this year I embarked on another journey, but one that must be taken alone. And one that doesn't involved any taffeta or lace or pearls or high heels, or in my case cowboy boots. Actually, I think I wore the boots some, but that is beside the point. 

As my mom already alluded to, I was working on my "writing requirement" for school. I went to her house to work on it, and no, she doesn't live at the north pole, but the process kinda felt cold and lonely at times, but was also slightly exciting at moments too. I'm still working on it, but I made a great deal of progress.. and I'm no longer in the trenches with it. I almost feel like we got bombed out and now we're being stitched together in a nice little hospital. We may have some more surgery in the days ahead, but we have come back from the far ends of the earth and we are still alive (and this means I am that much closer to graduating). 

My draft is due April 1st...which is sadly not an April Fool's joke. 

I think my creative juices are close to flowing again, though you probably can't tell it from this post. We were close to hypothermic last week, as I was functioning in a time warp and I don't think many of my bodily fluids were flowing at any normal speeds, especially not creative juices. But during this week and the next, I will still probably be slightly absent... but I hopefully won't go a full week without an update!

I suppose that is enough with my complaining and exaggerating. I'm just feeling fairly good about only needing 8ish pages and having 10ish days to write those. And the other pages that have been written, have been edited. (Man, I just can't stop myself from writing about my writing.)

More exciting things to come later. Maybe a recipe or some fabulous find or some scriptural encouragement. Who is to know at this point. 

Thank you again for your patience. 

-I'm here and I'm still writing, 


Callie Nicole said...

Good luck on the rest of your paper!

Kelley and Rhett said...

oh I'm glad you made it back safely(from home and the paper writing extravaganza)!

Q. and La. said...

I don't miss writing papers... But I DID leave you an award over at my blog...

jlc said...

yay for being back!!!

OUUUU recipes! I just posted one on my blog too! Must be what happens with overstressed girls. haha! :)

Brittney Galloway said...

I'm glad your writing is going well, I've missed hearing from you!

Also, you instilled in me a great desire for cowboy boots for some reason!

jonna said...

Welcome back! Sounds like quite the journey you've had.