Its been a while since i even remembered i had a blog lol. so here is where i am at. I graduated from my undergraduate (yikes) and am pursuing my masters degree in social sciences with a specialization in history (bigger yikes). i have another ex now and all i will say is that if you dont want to be with someone dont string them along and do not wait till your first anniversary to tell them. its kind of a low move. That was about a month ago, and i have since started dating someone else. it doesnt feel like a rebound, and the aforementioned break up felt more like a relief after a few days bc I am not a fan of the spotlight and my ex cant live without it. the new boyfriend is awesome, and lives only about 20-25 minutes from me, which is strange but really nice. the majority of the exes live on the other side of the state from me. hes sweet and has a lot of the same tastes in music, movies, and even food that i do, the only slight downfall is i am still more of a nerd and geek than he is, but as i am a history major i think it was slightly unavoidable lol. He isnt an SCA person, but I might, keyword might, be able to get him to go to an event or two with me.
in the sca i have taken a bit of time off since i just started a new job and haven't gotten the courage to ask for time off. pennsic might be the only event i get to this summer, which to be honest, after being at so many and the sca being such a big part of my life and relationship previously i am looking forward to some low key relaxing. I have however gotten a room in our basement redone into a workroom for sewing and illumination. i have three new fabric batches to work with which is awesome since i got all of it on sale at my local joanns :) one will be a roman dress, its a light gauzy brown with golden threads running through it. the only downfall is idk how see through the material will turn out, but since i wear a tank top and shorts under my outfits anyway it shouldn't be a problem. band kid throw back to having to change on the bus, tank top and shorts make it easier to maintain appropriate coverage yet change very quickly. the black is going to be a cotehardie, i just need to get it cut and sewn, its black since that is my household color, with a white tau which i think is just going to be on my belt. the third thing of fabric is my green, which i am making another cotehardie, i haven't had a green one since my original dress for the sca. I outgrew that dress shortly after making it since i shot up at least an inch or so and put on 10-15 pounds since starting college. I am odd since i welcomed the freshman 15 since i was slightly skeletal from chemo treatments and swim team in high school. hopefully this set of clothes lasts longer :) i also have some white material for some under-dresses, which are being fashioned after a chemise that one of my lovely household ladies gave me since she no longer needed it. she is awesome since mine are all rather short now. boo growing i should be done seeing as i'm almost 23 but i guess not lol.
I have two wonderful new nephews, mason and dante. mason i have gotten to meet however i have not gotten to meet dante as he lives in wisconsin. Dante and his parents will hopefully be moving back in a few months so until then i wait. mason is so calm and i love getting to hold him, none of my biological nephews were so quiet as babies lol.
I took the summer off from school because i felt so burned out, and after i go back in the fall i want to be done as soon as i can. In order to do that however i have to write my thesis which thanks to my friends i narrowed down to the changes that the black death plague had on medicine. Its really interesting to me and I met a few specialists in the field of medieval medicine when my undergraduate school had a medieval week which i got to attend since my teachers were either helping out with the events or didnt mind me missing class since i am "a good student". which means i did my homework on time or early and always made sure i got + the notes. yay being OCD about that stuff. Back to the thesis I need 70+ pages on the subject and want to get my proposal written this summer and the basic research started for it. I do not want a repeat of my senior thesis for my undergrad where my computer crashed and i lost half my paper. this time i will have 10 copies in various emails and flash drives and computers. I will not lose anything this time!!!! we'll see how that goes. so ya, thats pretty much whats new with me.