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Sunday, July 6th, 2014 11:26 am
Life has been a little crazy since... oh, February, maybe... but I miss you all, so I'm going to try to actually post something occasionally. In the meantime, have a list:

1. I passed my PhD upgrade panel! (In case I never said, I'm a part-time PhD student alongside working full-time, looking into service provision for female victims of domestic violence from a same sex partner). It basically means I can now seek ethics board approval and do the research part - eep!

2. My landlord decided in May to evict me (apparently, I'm supposed to just live with water coming through the ceiling and not complain about it?) so I ended up moving in something of a rush to a fairly tiny flat that I nevertheless love - I keep telling people it's the best decision I was ever forced to make when I didn't want to

3. I've been making some clothes, since I like to sew, and I hate to clothes shop. So far: one dress with shirring top (out of purple fabric with squirrels on it); one blue and purple patchwork skirt (oh my god, that took FOREVER); one very bright wrap around skirt; a tea dress with tea pots fabric (about three quarters done, but needs another panel to make it long enough); and a panel skirt that I figured out myself, and which is hence driving me slightly crazy. Next up is a shawl to wear to my best friend's wedding (over the dress a friend is making me), a bag for the same, a circle skirt out of green floral fabric, and a halter top dress that's suitable for work. Plus, if the latter works out, another version in purple camouflage fabric. Oh, and a baby quilt for a quilt show.

4. Job interview tomorrow, eep. and extra eep because I bought a new dress to wear, but it's white with black flowers and I just got my period - slightly risky?

5. My marvel big bang fic is almost finished, but I think I want to write a companion piece to go with, because then I can write Natasha and Sam and Steve and Maria Hill being smart and awesome and coming to the rescue. Fifty days is plenty of time though, right?

6. I still haven't finished my beginners archery course, mainly because it's on Sunday mornings and I'm not very good at mornings even on weekdays. Does anyone have any good suggestions for making myself get up and go?
Sunday, July 6th, 2014 06:47 pm (UTC)
Congrats on reaching the next stage of the PhD! That's always a big relief :) And best of luck with the job interview.
Monday, July 7th, 2014 03:00 am (UTC)
A mighty congratulations on passing the Ph.D. upgrade panel! You are moving towards your goal!

Do you drink coffee? If so, have your pot set to go to either wake you with the aroma of that marvelous drink or just to be ready to turn on. Put your head under the shower spray and then drink the coffee. It's the only way for me to wake up.

PS: good luck on the interview!
Edited 2014-07-07 03:01 am (UTC)
Monday, July 7th, 2014 04:00 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on your PhD and your sewing bestialities ^^ I wish I had enough patience to try and sew something, life would be so much easier.

Good luck with your interview :)
Saturday, July 19th, 2014 11:57 am (UTC)
Hooooly shit I haven't started my marvel bang fic yet
Saturday, July 19th, 2014 02:00 pm (UTC)
Hi! So I realized I totally missed this post when you first put it up.

Congrats on passing your panel! Good luck with the next stage of your research.

Your old landlord sounds lousy, but I'm glad you like your new flat!

I'm always so impressed by people who can sew. I never got the hang of it.

I hoe the job interview went well!