I loved the color and energy of the hitherto-design, but felt that I'd gotten too used to it and too complacent to post much anymore. Enter the chic new colors, textures, and fonts.
As always, I am keeping busy-- now with finding a job and with some personal pursuits I wasn't able to chase in the Japanese countryside. In fact, I will be spending this long weekend in Texas at a Jane Austen conference, where I will gain in-depth knowledge about the novel Sense & Sensibility, as well as about the era in which Austen lived and wrote, the English Regency period.
And tonight, I will dream that all security threats have been neutralized, and consequently all travel is as relaxing and enjoyable as a Frank Sinatra song. Nighty night!