It's been a seriously crazy couple of weeks, and it doesn't look like things are going to slow down much in the near future. However, life is totally awesome, so we have no complaints.
Awesome fact 1: Chad handed in his final papers for the semester last Thursday - grades usually take about three weeks to finalize, so we should know in a couple of weeks how he did. I can already tell you he knocked them out of the park :)...he was working on them until about 4am on Thursday, and printed them off with about 10 minutes to spare for the noon deadline. We celebrated by taking ourselves out to lunch at a little pub on the canal called the George and walking around a cemetery in Bathampton. It was so nice to spend a relaxing afternoon with my husband after weeks of him perched in front of his computer!
Awesome fact 2: I'm seriously digging my job. I finally feel like I have a bit of footing and am fitting in well in my new role as manager. I really like the owner, Rachel, and feel that once I've proven myself a bit more, I will really have a great deal of freedom to once again help make Demuths the best vegetarian restaurant in the UK! Rachel also runs a vegetarian cooking school, and would prefer to focus solely on that, so the eventual plan is that the head chef, Rich, and I will be in charge of the restaurant. I thought I'd be a lot more anxious about this level of responsibility, but I'm really energized by it, and feel confident that the restaurant will be going in a good direction. So yay for that!
Awesome fact 3: It's basically summer here, the bluebells are out, the weather is fine, and Chad and I have been playing in the garden all morning. I'm feeling very content.
Awesome fact 4: We're doing karate! Once we get our gis, we'll post photos.
Wahoo! Yay for life!