I am not dead

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you know I’m still alive. If you just follow my blog, I’m sorry for disappearing for so long. I hope to get back to posting regularly starting next week, when I arrive in England! I have SO much I want to write about, but after taking a break, it just seems so overwhelming. Where do I start? How do I get you all caught up? I guess I won’t even try.

I also haven’t wanted to bore you with all of my excitement about my upcoming trip. (My husband says, “Will you quit writing about that already?!”) But here goes anyway.

We are leaving Tuesday to spend 4 months in Europe. The trip will be in three parts:

Part 1: England, writing and knitting retreat. If I don’t get my Lithuanian book finished, I will have to fire myself and I can’t afford to do that. So the first part of the trip is a working retreat. I can’t wait because I know there will other wonderful adventures during this period as well. How could there not be? We will be in Cumbria!

Part 2: Interlude in Amsterdam. We’ll be visiting a friend and just soaking in the atmosphere. With any luck, hanging out in some nice “coffee” shops and really really relaxing.

Part 3: Lithuania. We have rented a flat in Vilnius and will be making some side trips to other parts of the country, to Minsk in Belarus, and I hope to Kosovo, which isn’t really nearby. This is the social part of the trip where we also fill up with new experiences. Even though I’ve been to Vilnius and Lithuania several times before, there’s so much I haven’t seen. And there’s even more that Dom hasn’t gotten to see yet, plus he hasn’t met most of my friends.

I’ll also be teaching a few workshops in Geneva, Scotland, and Lithuania, and doing some research at a few museums. I am HOPING to have some time to spin, too. But we’ll see what happens.

So welcome me back and I hope I don’t let you down by disappearing again. At the very least, I will post photo essays and videos from Europe every week.

I hope you will all enjoy your summers as much as I plan to enjoy mine!

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  1. So nice to meet you on the cruise in Alaska! I am looking forward to hearing about your European adventures and book progress…wish I could ride along in your pocket. Keep us posted….

  2. Good to read good news, Donna! Looking forward to seeing you in Vilnius!

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