Sunday, April 3, 2016

Of postcards, music, and blog neglect

Cats and mail, recently sent postcards

Nothing new here: grad school is still taking up most of my time and energy. I love it. I spent 5 hours straight yesterday transcribing Miles Davis and Eric Dolphy solos (and was happy as a clam, despite - or perhaps because of - the extremely challenging nature of the work) for a class assignment. That would have been letter time, but... work first.

I have been sending a lot of postcards, though, both to friends and pen pals, and via Postcrossing. My 10 year anniversary with Postcrossing came and went last month (how is it April already??). I feel like a real old hand now.

I've got some other big things I'm juggling in my personal life right now, both joyful and very difficult, that are taking up a lot of time and emotional energy. I feel awful that I've neglected my beloved blog, but I thank the longtime readers for hanging in there and understanding. April is gonna be all kinds of crazy. Come mid-May, things will open up in my life again... and I hope for a summer of much letter-writing and blogging.

4 comments:

  1. you are a busy bee aren't you! your followers (me included) understand your time away, and we will be here when it works for you-focus on what needs doing and be good to yourself :) i feel the same way, "how can it be April???" wishing you the best and the time to get things accomplished.

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    1. Thanks for your understanding, Jenny - and to add to the "how can it be April?" feeling, it's snowing here right now! Very surreal.

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  2. oh wow-perhaps winter's last hurrah? i know i haven't seen the last of the white stuff, even tho we are in the 60/70'S this week. springtime in the Rockies always means snow but it usually melts the same day. i don't mind-it gives me another chilly day to make soup ;) enjoy a cup of cocoa and maybe build a snowman. :)

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    1. *hopefully* winter's last hurrah! It's not that unusual for northern New England to get snow in April, I'm just grumpy and ready for spring. :-) Snow should be gone in a few days.

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