the professor is interviewing... i am imagining our life next year all across the country.
in academics, you most often interview in the fall for a position that will take place NEXT fall.
we're not gone yet.
we have almost a whole YEAR left in lubbock...
but, oh it is hard to stay mentally here when so much of my mind is drawn to life next year.
my husband, he's a 100% optimist.
every interview is positive, every school could make him an offer, every town he visits is a great place to raise a family...
and so, it is hard not to get excited about every place i hear about.
|Oklahoma State Universitiy, Student Union Building|
|Both Texas Tech and OSU do the "Guns Up" sign... is that a sign?|
and, Wichita, Kansas... (where we have great friends)
and a video conference with Fayetteville, Arkansas. (which is a great school, and a great place to live, so says a friend that the professor grew up with)
i don't know.
i really think we can be happy anywhere...
and, i just want the decision to be made.
i don't love surprises and not knowing and change.
change is good.
he styles it every morning with precision.
i call it "the claw"
the professor found me a "horse farm" in Oklahoma.
for about $230 there was a great house, 10 acres, fenced in backyard, darling old barn and acres of fenced in pasture land. The house only had 4 bedrooms, but we could add on if we needed to. Oh, and did i tell you, they had apple trees... yeah. horses and an orchard. sounds charming huh?
i would need to paint the cabinets white, but...
i know we're a long way from buying anything... but just knowing it's there makes my heart smile.
i tell you, i could be happy anywhere. (with 10 acres and apple trees)