What’s up with Julia?
Hello all! Can you believe it’s almost Valentine’s Day? We just took down the last of our Christmas decorations, and the unfortunate thing about wanting to have a lot of cute holiday decorations is storing it all in a tiny apartment! This week has been a whirlwind of ideas, new projects, and new and old friends. I got to Facetime with a good gal pal- she wanted some business advice but I think we are now on the right track. Matthew and I also had a good time at a birthday party with his colleagues. I had given one of his friends, now my friend, a handmade necklace for Christmas, and now she is a professor by day, jewelry designer by night! What she is most excited about is printing her favorite book covers on shrinky-dink paper, then baking it so that it’s one inch small, and turning them into earrings. Total English instructor project! She said when she’s going to introduce the next book, she’ll wear those earrings that day, “Our next book will be…” then flip her hair back for the big reveal. Gotta love teachers.
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