Thursday, June 28, 2007

In flux

We survived the long haul up to Washington and even found a place to live! It’s been stressful and hectic, and I didn’t sleep or knit very much. Our family has been very kindly housing us until we can get into our new home, and we’ve found a few minutes here and there to visit our old haunts (including Canvas Works, Olympia’s yarn store), but we feel that establishing ourselves in our new (bigger) home is necessary before we can relax and really enjoy coming back to the northwest. Being here still feels very surreal and, though we’ve only been away a short time, we find ourselves missing our friends back in Santa Cruz. Hopefully we will find ourselves again soon.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Now everything is happening very fast. Boxes are everywhere. I need more sleep. We've reserved the moving truck for Friday. It's a period of transition.

My blog will make the trip up to Washington too, but my entries may continue to be inconsistent for a while. I hope you stick around to see what happens becuase transitions can be exciting. Plus, I decided that my traveling project will be my very first adult sized sweater...

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

I passed!

Now I'm an official Ph.D. candidate. Does that sound good? Maybe I should knit a sweater to celebrate....

Unfortunately, my imminent move takes the edge off my relief. While I'm looking forward to the good things that will accompany my move (family, old friends, a bigger living space, the loveliness of the northwest, family, etc.), I also have to face the parts of moving that make me sad (leaving my new friends, stress, packing, looking for a new place, feelings of displacement, leaving my Santa Cruz community, etc.). This is a really lovely little spot to live. Oh well, such is life.

My sister still doesn't know where she and the band she is touring with are going to play tonight. We may just takeover a space on campus and call it guerrilla music.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Ack! Come celebrate with me and my sister!

Edited to add at 8:58, Sunday night:

Well, something terrible has happened. The show my sister was scheduled to play at was canceled. Now she has no where to play on Wednesday night. She asked me if I have any friends with houses who can host a small concert, and I had to tell her that none of my friends have houses. We don't know where the show will be, or even if there will be a show. If anyone in Santa Cruz can help, please let me know. Ack!

I have absolutely no time. No time. But I'm writing this because, theoretically, I'll pass my exam, or turn into a pumpkin or something, on Tuesday. Therefore, I will have a reason to celebrate on Wednesday, and, conveniently, my sister is on her exciting west coast tour and will be in town that night performing.

Everyone who would like to celebrate with me and see my sister in all of her lovely indie-rock-singer-songwriter-ukulele-playing glory should come to the show on Wednesday. It will be an intimate little house show at 619B Broadway St., beginning at about 8:00, and there will probably be a small door fee. If you're curious about my sister's music, look at her myspace page where you can listen to a few of her songs. It will be fabulous! Plus, the completion of this whole QE thing really will be something to celebrate.

What was that? Where's the knitting? Um... We'll just have to talk about that after Tuesday, but I did go to knitting group yesterday, and I have a picture to prove it (note the new haircut and the knitting needle hanging off my head):