Today is a holiday in Lithuania — Statehood Day (also known as Mindaugas Day). I, however, am working. In fact, I will be working from today until…well, pretty much until I finish this damned dissertation and graduate. Hopefully, that will happen next spring. If that hope is to become reality, I have a lot to do. That means no more fun and games for Amanda. Just work, work, work.
I did have one final European fling last weekend, which I will post over the next few days. And I’m sure that I will have various adventures in my remaining time in Lithuania so don’t abandon the blog just yet. But the eight-week countdown has begun and the pressure is on. In addition to finishing my research and continuing to write, I now have to prepare to teach a lecture course on Europe in World War II for Autumn quarter at my university in Seattle.
Deep breaths, I’m taking deep breaths….