06 May 2010

Good News and Slightly Bad News

My Altered Plates friends, I'm about to become one of those people who say, "I've got some good news and some bad news. Which do you want first?"

Since I typically rip the bandage off all at once, here's the "bad" (not bad, really, just not great for fans of this blog) news -- Altered Plates will be on hiatus for the next few months.

Why? Well, that's where the good news starts. A couple of months ago, I applied for a short-term, very cool position at a great museum, and landed the gig. Yay! So, while I focus my energies on living the exciting life of a working archivist, I'll be taking a break from baking and making homemade desserts.

In the meantime, I'll resurrect my other blog, Here and There, with periodic updates and photos of the upcoming adventure. John keeps calling it an adventure, and he tends to be right about these things, so I've adopted his name for it. Frankly, I'm just so excited and grateful for the opportunity that I sometimes forget it's going to be great fun.

Yesterday, in my last cataloging class, the professor asked how many of us were graduating. About 7 of us raised our hands. Then she asked how many of us had a job. No one raised a hand (I was so caught up in seeing what folks said that I forgot to raise my hand!). All that to say, I'm very fortunate to land even this short-term work in today's iffy job market.

I'll miss my experiments in food chemistry, but I hope that you'll check in with me on my grand adventure now and then on Here and There. Until then, I hope you all have a marvelous summer!