Category Archives: Grad School

2012, now with (some) new pictures

Someone told me on Saturday that I must be so glad that 2012 is almost over since it was such a bad year. Wait, what? I suppose it started out rather poorly.  February was basically spent in and out of … Continue reading

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I have mastered falling off the face of the planet

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 … Continue reading

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The next big thing

Oh hey guys, guess who you can call Dr. S now. Can I admit that my dissertation defense felt easy?  I think I was more nervous before my half marathon.  I keep expecting them to tell me I have to … Continue reading

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So then this happened

I know I’ve been gone forever, but this past week has been killer.  Dissertation defense is next Thursday (shudder) and I’ve been visiting Charlotte a lot still.  In the last week she got a hearing test, had another eye exam, … Continue reading

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The Baby Shower that Almost Wasn’t

I’m sure we all remember that I swore I was going to remain pregnant at least until my baby shower. I am an idiot. Anyways, my first instinct was to ask Mandy to cancel the shower, but then everyone assured … Continue reading

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Our Love Story Link-Up (we are not romantic)

First, some housekeeping.  In case you’ve missed it, I’m writing a dissertation with a full draft due at the end of the month (I’m probably about 2/3 done, but 2/3 of a huge manuscript still means a lot of work). … Continue reading

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Pregnancy Week 28–Definitely Third Trimester

Week: 28 Inches Gained (Waist): Nonsensical item baby is supposedly the size of: a rutabaga (I’ve always wondered what that was), Chinese cabbage (which is somehow different from regular cabbage), a pair of sneakers (???) Pregnancy Symptoms I’m supposed to … Continue reading

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