(We're fine, for anyone who hasn't seen us around and was worried.)
I have since graduated from grad school (aced that class, by the way), and managed to find some long-term employment.
Then the beginning of 2013 hit.
At the beginning of this year, Steve started going to school four nights a week and I was offered a full-time job with a longish commute (about an hour each way, driving) and benefits and other such things -- hooray! However, it has also meant that frequently Steve and I are on opposite schedules and that has made filming flourishes difficult. Add to that my work becoming increasingly challenging and the effect is the same as trying to outrun a tsunami. Eventually the wave crashed over my head and there wasn't much I could do but float along until the wave deposited me on solid ground.
I'm not quite on solid ground just yet, but it's getting better.
Contra Syncretist is not going away anytime soon. Thank you all for your patience in bearing with me during the hiatus where this wasn't my priority. I appreciate your still being here now that I'm back, and I get a lot of fulfillment out of talking to all of you, here and in real life. Updates may be a little spotty, but please do still come say hi when I do get to contra dances and please do keep reading.