So... November. That was apparently the last time I updated this bad boy. Not awesome, but it is what it is. With all the other outlets we have these days (Facebook, Twitter, etc), one can't keep everything updated unless doing so somehow makes one money.
But lookie lookie! I am making the website not appear as if someone puked on your screen. Ok, I know, so there are still some design details to work out. But at least it's not totally fugly anymore. Celebrate.
More important than the esthetic site changes, however, there is a lot to be said in this update. I am starting afresh. The best move is to lay it all out on the table quickly and efficiently. Here goes:
1. I'm getting married in August. Surprise! J and I have been talking about getting married forever (ok, ok... like ten months), and then we realized we just wanted to go ahead and do it already. That meant choosing a date, and then telling our families, and then developing some sort of game plan. We've now got those bases more or less covered, and the story is that we're going to do a small, family-only ceremony on an Oregon beach. My brother is going to officiate, J's dad is going to play the banjo, my sister is doing the photography, and J's sister is doing my hair. Hooray for talented family members! I can't wait.
2. I got into grad school! This is old news by now but is still a huge, huge deal for me. I have been eyeing the Speech Language Pathology program since maybe 2003 or 2004. Three hundred people applied for thirty spots this year, and I am very humbled by the fact that I was offered one. It also means I made the right choice last fall when I opted to focus on school and quit my job. I would not have been able to apply this year without having taken that blind leap of faith -- it's so reassuring to have the universe tell me I was on the right track.
3. Mateo is the most awesomest kid ever. This morning, we compared how much we love one another by stretching out our arms as far as they could go to demonstrate the quantity of love. A mom can't complain when that happens.
4. We go to France in two weeks. Eeek! Big wedding there and it will be wonderful and hectic all at once. I can't wait to be there with the soon-to-be-husband, and hopefully Mateo will have gotten over his fear of motorcycles by then. They freaked the crap out of him when he was an infant; it made walking around the city sort of painful. I also taught Mateo the very useful French expression "Ca va pas, non?" I hope to see him use it appropriately with a grumpy waiter.
Ok, that was the quick-n-dirty update. I hope to actually go back to blogging. I have a feeling that with the insanity of grad school and the big changes on the horizon, there will be plenty to say. Have all of my readers abandoned the blog? Well, yes, I am sure they have. But I love you all the same. Come back, come back!