First and most importantly I have to tell you that I have (approximately) 73 days left of a seven semester Master of Social Work program that started with me taking two classes a semester while working full-time and is ending with me taking fours classes + a 20-hour a week internship + working very part-time while developing programming for a long-term business. 73 days left, but obviously I'm not counting, lol!
A few months ago was my birthday (in case you missed it!) and what a wonderful day it was! We put the orb up in some party room of our apartment building, shared stories, and ate cake. Happy 34 years old ... simultaneously old and young depending on the perspective of the person I'm talking to. It was the most social and joyous birthday I have had in many years! Thank you to everyone who came out (& even brought gifts, lol). wow!. :)
In other news, I am engaged (OMG, wha!?). Sometime in July I ended up snuggling up next to this crazy, delightful, sharp, and generally sweet guy named Andrew during an all night downpour at a weekend art festival. Since then, we've gone to church together, played music together, drawn on my car together, burned ear candles together, practiced being engaged together, gone to a funeral together, shared a country club meal together while I accepted a scholarship, and drank numerous beverages together. He made me wooden frames for paintings that I have been carrying around for almost three years, so you can see why our hearts would be pretty content together. More news after grad school ends. :)
Lastly, remember that Day of the Dead is coming up at the end of the month. Please honor those folks who no longer breathe the Earth breath by doing a little dance and having a little drink (or whatever it is that you do). My roommate Melinda got me some Day of the Dead themed fingernail designs, so that'll be happening. Happy trick-or-treating, also! Thanks for reading if you made it this far. I love you, and I miss you (& did I mention that I will be in LA & Chicago early November? Are you there? Let me know!).
Next round I will tell you all about the Tiny House, Tea House! Bye for now. :) 💕
PS: DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!! (Early voting started in MN September 23!)
Joy Spreading Since 2007