Promises and Lies

El, Dana, Liz, Stef, Sam at the Gila Cliff Dwellings

El, Dana, Liz, Stef, Sam at the Gila Cliff Dwellings

Long time, no update. Needless to say, life has been busy. Wedding stuff has been taking up its fair share of time, along with work, hula, my new tahitian class (quite the workout!) and studying for the GRE. There isn’t a lot of time to spare. I took a brief trip to New Mexico (only one week) to retrieve the rest of our equipment. It’s too much to haul back every year so the stuff that is fairly hardy stays in storage in Silver City. Sam and I drove the truck and empty trailer out there, and spent a few days going through our dusty dirty stuff and hauled most of it back home. It was nice to see Chuck and El, Mr. and Mrs. Capshaw, Dana and Liz and of course, good ol’ Silver. We took a trip to the Gila Cliff Dwellings and visited our two favorite Silver City restaurants. Now that we’re back at the office we’ve been unpacking the dusty dirty equipment along with moving other things around in our roof storage. So thankfully all my time hasn’t been spent sitting in front of a computer.

I just found out today that I got accepted to present a poster at the Wildlife Society Conference this fall in Anchorage. That’s right…this fall…about three weeks before the wedding. :) I’m excited and a definitely nervous, but I’ve been working with this stuff for over five years now, I think I know what I’m talking about (let’s hope so anyways).

My halau (hula group) is going on a study tour of Hawai’i over Memorial Day weekend. Clarke and I have decided to be money-smart and not go so that we can afford the wedding and honeymoon (woo hoo!). We’re bummed about missing out on the great experience (not to mention vacationing with our hula sisters and brothers), but we’re so excited about the wedding that it pales in comparison. We’re still dancing and uke-ing away though, and I’ve even starting taking the ‘ukulele class. Our halau performed at a convalescent hospital a few weeks ago for a friend’s 96th birthday.

So I’m going to try to update more often. It might not be earth-shattering news, more of a day-to-day (or week-to-week) thing, but it will happen more often.

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