I have about 8 million half drafted posts, but I somehow never get around to finishing them.
It’s been extra busy around here lately.
Over the course of the last week, we’ve had all 6 grandparents here (the last two left this morning, much ). I’ve been swamped keeping my tiny human alive, trying (and failing) to get my house clean, and actually attending the ceremony.
This was the biggest commencement in the history of the university with over 10,000 students and 233 PhD recipients (only PhD actually get called by name to go on stage, although everyone gets their diploma that day). The ceremony is held in Ohio Stadium and would actually have to be cancelled if the weather got too severe because it’s the only venue in town big enough to hold everyone. It was in the 90s that day and there is no shade, so we were dying. My iPhone actually shut itself down due to overheating. The robes were actually a thick polyester, not the papery crap most of you are probably used to, so it got HOT.
Anyways, enough bitching. The nice thing about being a PhD towards the end of the alphabet is that I processed towards the very end, which meant more time in the AC. I don’t know how the recessional went, because I just kept walking past my seat and out of the stadium post-hooding. I’ve had heat exhaustion more than once, so I have no regrets. Also, I needed to pick up my baby. Moving on, we took our seat, listened to lots of speeches (unmedicated ADHD girl, FTW!). At one point during one of the addresses, the girl behind me started talking on her phone. I found that absolutely hilarious.
After the awarding of honorary diplomas, they got to us. I watched a bunch of my classmates go first and it was so cool to see them on the jumbotron shaking hands with the university president. Finally, I got to my advisor, who hooded me (just narrowly missing taking off my cap in the process). He walked me up to the stage where I received my diploma while they called me name.
And then I walked straight out. We actually finished early enough the Mandy agreed to keep Charlotte for another hour while we went out to lunch. Have I mentioned Mandy and her husband are saints? I was so out of sorts that morning that Mandy had to give me sunscreen to use when I dropped off my kid.
Monday I went in to work one last time for my baby shower/graduation party. Nibbles was a tiny ham and I think half the room ovulated.
I’m about 90% certain you guys all just want to see pictures of the baby, so I guess there’s that too.
I really did get a few comments and e-mails recently demanding pictures. Always happy to oblige. And I really do want to get some more content up one of these days. It’s hard to fit it in around my 15+ loads of laundry every week (not kidding).