Today, you can find me over at Cosmic Angel Chick’s newsletter, where I am sharing some love.
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Well, life seems to be just movin’ along right now. Here is an update on what I have been up to over the past few months. Having settled into a summer groove, I look forward to getting back into my beloved blog, so stay tuned for more posts.
Apologies for my prolonged absence. I found myself hit with this massive wave of exhaustion as I was plowing through my spring semester. Exhaustion and nausea. Well, you can probably guess the rest of the story.
Yup, we have another baby on the way. This little child is expected to join the world in mid December. I am hoping to complete the fall semester before the birth, but we shall see what the universe has in store.
My sweet little Birch also turned 4 this spring. I would love to take credit for this amazing cake, but it was actually purchased by a good friend of mine. It tasted as good as it looks! He is growing up so fast and I feel honored to be present in his life. On a daily basis he amazes me, he makes me laugh, he challenges me to be a better version of myself. I just love this little guy so much!
I completed my second year as a college professor. The summer feels good and I have been using my time to do a little research into the world of food justice. I look forward to sharing some thoughts on that with you very soon. I am also excited to be teaching an online course in Contemporary Food and Agricultural Movements through Green Mountain College this summer. I am an alumni of Green Mountain and I am honored to be able to teach a class in something I am so passionate about at this inspirational institution.
We just came back from four Phish shows. We love to see our favorite band as a family. I have to admit that being pregnant and caring for a little one makes going to concerts a little less care-free than they used to be, but that’s okay. My husband and I made a commitment before we ever had kids that we would never give up our fun adventures. Sure they are a little shorter in length and a bit more work, but we wouldn’t want it any other way. And of course, we look forward to the times when loving family or friends are willing to act as babysitters too. It’s so fun to watch the birth of a new little phan. Who knows if he will still love this band when he grows up, but for now it feels really great to share in this passion as a family.
And lastly, we are gearing up for a move. We have a horrible habit of moving. The grass over there just seems so much greener, if you know what I mean. This time, we are only moving about 8 miles down the road. We are excited to trade in our second floor apartment in town for a sweet little house for rent in the country. I am proud to finally live somewhere without mail delivery or clear google maps directions. I consider myself one step closer to living one of my favorite movies, Off The Map. Our new house probably isn’t a forever home, but I look forward to saying goodbye to the sound of constant traffic noise and that neighbor dog who won’t. stop. barking. Also, I am excited about hanging out in the back yard at all hours of the day, cooking in the roomy kitchen, and curling up by the wood stove with a newborn baby.
So, that’s what’s new with me. What’s new with you?