Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Next Up: Flying Pigs!!

A few months ago somebody asked me if I'd ever re-start the blog, and while my answer was circumspect ("who knows what the future may bring"), internally, I was more emphatic ("when hell freezes over"). Well today, my poppets, I am pleased to report that hell froze over. It is snowing in Austin, Texas. This leads me to the following conclusion: I am restarting my blog. I've been thinking it over for a while, hemming and hawing in the way I am wont to do, but this is just too much. The universe, I feel, is offering me as clear a signal as it is possible to give.



So.

In short, here is an update. I'm feeling a little more on top of my life than I'd been feeling when I hung up my proverbial spurs back in October or whenever that was. My dissertation is under way, and my personal life is... well. Sorted out, I guess would be a good way to put it. Where before there was angst, now there is calm. Where before I felt stressed, now I feel happy. These feelings have a lot to do with the fact that I've got a chapter done, I feel like I've hit my stride with ye olde dissertation, and I've got both an article and a chapter in an edited volume in the works. I am on top of it.

But it also has something to do with a fellow I met.

Blog, I'd like you to meet Handsome. You will be hearing about him more later.



More to follow, I promise, one post at a time.

15 comments:

Frank Irwin said...

Welcome back!

It certainly looks like Handsome floats your boat.

Kate said...

Oh happy day!!! Balance has been restored to the force. Welcome back indeed!

I cannot wait to meet Mr. Knight in Shining Armor.

And no, no snow yet. :(

Anonymous said...

yay! oh how i have missed The Great Cheastypants. so happy to hear that you are happy and feeling in control of things. :) :) :)

adrianne

Lindsey said...

Hooray and welcome back!! Can't wait to read all about Handsome! :D

libélula azul said...

Welcome back. So good to have you here again!

Cheasty said...

wow, that was quick. thanks for the welcome home, everybody!

Anonymous said...

woo friggin' hoo!!!!
love, cookie

Anonymous said...

woo freakin' hoo!!! best news heard all day.

love, cookie

Renny said...

Haha, I'm going to tell Cameron that he came up with "Handsome's" blog name.

So glad that you're back! ALSO, so wish I were in Austin right now to enjoy the snow!

Anonymous said...

So glad your back! and, really, snow?? in Austin?! I sure as hell picked a good winter to change hemispheres!

The Fairy King

Jenna said...

That's such a great picture of the both of you! I love it how it kind of looks like Handsome is both taking the photo and operating the hot air balloon behind your backs! :)

H-SPO said...

This is loverly. So who is driving the balloon? You? Or Handsome. If it is Handsome, he has small hands.

H-SPO said...

This is LOVERLY. So who is driving the balloon? You? Or Handsome. If it is Handsome, he has very small hands.

Cheasty said...

haha! wait, H-SPO. look at the picture again. unless Handsome has two left hands, that would be impossible! the hand actually belongs to the balloon's pilot, who cleverly hid himself behind us.

Moxieta said...

hansen, i want to know more!