Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Whining, Tears, Cousins, & Ice Cream

Hey, y'all!  It's been over a week since I've updated my little spot.  Of course the plan was to update over the weekend, but research came first. 

I got my first chapter turned in, and it wasn't quite as bad as I thought (I didn't get to this point the last time I took this class -- I'd already quit by the time the first chapter of the research was due.  No quitting this time.). 

There was a time when I didn't mind writing research papers.  I wrote them all through undergrad and for my masters. But then I decided I wanted a third degree and found that once you get past a masters degree, "research" paper requirements aren't the same.  Not even close.  It's hard core. 

And all this hard core research (PhD-type of stuff) is not my cup of tea.  I'm finding that it's not necessarily as hard as I thought -- I just don't LIKE it.  At all. So mark my words, people:  I'm done with school after this EdS degree.  The end.

I'm done whining now. :-)

How has your week been?  Mine's been pretty cool so far.  Highlights have been:
  • I got M's Halloween costume yesterday. I always order it in September, and this year was no exception.  I have a feeling this is the last year I'll get to choose her costume, so I took full advantage. :)
  • We had our first field trip/student conference today, and it was great.  A couple of the sessions were good for my soul (even though they were intended for teenagers).  It was your typical "set goals for your future, work hard, be ready to face challenges, everything won't be easy" kinda pep talk, which is sorta what I needed to hear since I'm on my way to finishing my last semester EVER of school (and it ain't easy).
  • An old friend contacted me yesterday, and it was SO great to hear from her.  It's been six years (my wedding day, to be exact) since I've seen her, and I've thought about her (and even tried to get to her through other people) several times since then.  She's not on Facebook or anything like that -- do you know how hard it is to get in touch with a person who has almost NO online existence?? Anyhoo, she recently moved back near home, and we're making plans to see each other over Thanksgiving. Can't. Wait.  I've missed my girl.
Anyhoo, here are a few pics from the weekend.  My mom and nieces came down Friday afternoon, so we had dinner and took the girls to a fun play place.  Of course they had a blast.

This was my child's first time at the top of one on those MEGA inflatable things.  She got up there, saw how high she was, and kinda freaked out (tears in the pic above).  Luckily my nieces got up there and encouraged her to keep going.  For about five minutes I couldn't seen them anymore because of the little obstacle course they did once they got inside the inflatable.  I was sure my kid was ruined forever and that she'd be traumatized by the time they came out.

But nope.  She kinda loved it.

And as you can tell from the pic above, she was enthusiastic about going through that big thing for the rest of the night. I was so glad she quickly overcame that fear.

The big girls road go-carts.  M was too small to ride (and there were tears again)...

... but the night ended with ice cream, so I think everyone went home happy.

Mama and the girls stayed the night at our house.  Saturday morning the girls played and played while my mom and I watched a movie.  Good times.  It was a pretty cool weekend (at least the parts that didn't include research).

Anyhoo, I was probably all over the place in this post.  So much to say, so little time...

Enjoy the rest of your week!  Be back soon hopefully!

~ G

1 comment:

  1. Awww I love when girls hang out...I know myself hence why school is finished for me:-)


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