Wow, this still exists! It kind of fell out of my brain. (My poor knit blog suffered a similar fate.) For those few of my ol' LJ pals who may still be reading this: I am still in Chicago, although in a different apartment. I have completed my Master's degree, and, more importantly, I have completely my teaching certificate. I have been subbing since December. My amazing cat, who is shown in the icon here, died. I have another cat now, also black, who gets along well with my little gray cat. Various personal things have occurred, as things do, but none have significantly changed my life. (In grad school, several profs required students to write essays or journals detailing how they (the students) had "changed" over the course of the term. How many life-changing epiphanies was I supposed to experience?!?) I'm on Facebook a lot. I'm still alive.