*Cue Mrs, Doubtfire Voice*
Well HELLO Internet
I know it has been forever and a half since I updated this here little blog, but life is busy and blogging just has not made the cut priorities-wise.
Things that have made the cut:
- Working of a crochet project from over a year ago
- Thinking about how I should PROBABLY start studying for my comprehensive exams in August
- Criminal Minds
- Crying about how much I miss the cats (more on that in a second)
- Being in two weddings
- Day dreaming about sleep
- Buying Hamilton Chicago tickets… for next March…
- Starting my first set of Power Sheets!
So as you can see I have been VERY busy.
Since I wrote last, I finished my second semester of my master’s program and I moved to central Illinois for the summer to do an internship. I’ve been loving it, but I miss Adorableezle and Winston and Ellie May like a crazy person. Seriously. Everyday she snaps me pictures of the cats, and everyday I send her pictures of me getting all weepy and saying “WHY DO YOU WANT ME TO CRY ALL THE TIME?!?!” But I would cry more if I didn’t have my cat pictures… and now I’m sad again…
But other than the cat-related sadness, Central Illinois has been surprisingly great! The town I am in is a college town with a lot of fun things to do (ok… that may be a stretch… I mean lots of fun restaurants to try. And I do mean lots – the most restaurants per capita in the whole US). There is a cute Farmer’s Market on the weekends, and I am only a two and a half hour drive from home, a vast improvement over my normal two and a half hour flight.
This summer is also a study in adulting – It has been a while since I had a regular 40 hour a week job, and I am figuring out how to have a job and a life and how to be a Real Life Person instead of just a grad student (if you don’t understand the difference between the two, you probably aren’t in grad school). But, it is just for a summer, and I do have to go back to school in a month and a few days. As such, I have already starting having anxiety dreams about failing my comprehensive exams and showing up to my first day of teaching (I have my own class next semester! Holla!) with no syllabus and no lesson plans… So clearly I am having a very relaxing and not at all stressful summer.
Anyway, that has been my life recently. I would promise that you will be seeing me around these here internet parts more, but I don’t want to make promises I can’t keep. For now, here are some instagram highlights from my summer:
An Epcot Bachelorette Party!
A photo posted by Liz (@liz_tippy) on
The Bride and I
My Last Dinner in Orlando
Wine Bar Fun!
Farmer’s Market Swag
Dat Breakfast Doe
A Different Kind of Bachelorette Party
A Different Kind of Bride and Groom
I Caught My Very First Bouquet!!
So Much Bridal Happiness
Celebrating the Fourth #bombpopthechampagne
So there you have it, Internet! How have YOU been recently?