From the Lone Star to the Free State: our new adventure
It’s been a month and a half since I last blogged and wow, do we ever have some catching up to do. I’m going to start with some really big news.
I’ve known since the day I got to Houston my time here was temporary. I am a Northerner to the core, and haven’t taken to living in the South. I didn’t know when, but I knew The Scientist’s career would take us elsewhere, and I’ve resisted putting down any real roots because I knew eventually I’d have to yank them out and move on. And eventually, it turns out, is less than 70 days from now.
My husband, my brilliant, passionate, dedicated, amazing husband, has been offered a faculty position at The University of Kansas, and soon he will be not just The Scientist but also The Professor. I am so proud of him, but I’m also so proud of us. It took a lot of work and sacrifice on both our parts to get us to where we are, but it was completely worth it because we’ve been working towards this goal for almost our entire relationship and it has paid off.
At the beginning of August we’re moving to Lawrence, KS, a funky, liberal, artsy college town. The two of us visited there earlier this month, and I completely fell in love. There’s a shop that sells cross stitch supplies on the main street downtown, and two doors down from that is a yarn shop. And across the street from them both is the best fabric store I’ve ever been in in my whole life. There are bookstores with shop kitties, and amazing food, and a real midwest farmer’s market, and so much going on that I’m going to stop myself before you get bored. I met Laura from The Stashbuckler, who is awesome, and went to her knitting group, and I’m counting down the days until I get to see her and the other ladies every week.
Charlie is so excited to live somewhere with snow. We came home with stories of all the things in the area we want to do with him. We showed him pictures of our new house (I’m going to have my own craft room again!) and I took pictures of his new school so he can see where he’ll be going this fall.
I’ll be back soon with details on all the craftiness I’ve been up to (and there’s been A LOT), but I wanted to share this wonderful news with you in a post on its own. August cannot come soon enough.