Sunday, May 13, 2007

Graduation Day!

Sorry, photos will have to be added later...my mom took most of them, and I'll need Toni's help to get the others off my camera.

Anyway it has been a weekend full of celebration! I had my very last graduate class on Thursday and took Friday off to celebrate and RELAX! I slept in, read in bed, and picked up my cap & gown. Then at 5 it was off to Cindy's to PARTY! She and Matt threw a great party-food, drink, family, friends, and even a poker game later on! It was a wonderful graduation gift. I think I can safely say a good time was had by all! As a little icing on the cake, we played a late poker game and Toni and I got 1st and 2nd place (we don't know who got what, it was getting late and we decided to split the winnings).

Early Saturday morning we headed downtown for graduation. It was hot, and long, but worth it to celebrate such hard work! I saw an old friend from UNC and a friend from a few classes, which was nice. After the ceremony, we did the pictures and went to My Brother's Bar, where my brother Peter actually works, for lunch. The afternoon was time for a nap, then Toni and I did some shopping and I got a new iPod thing that hooks up to my stereo, and to Old Chicagos.

Finally, today is Mother's Day! In what is becoming a tradition, we all (Mark, Mom, Carl, Peter, Carl's roommate Jamie, and I) went to TNT Country Kitchen in Morrison for brunch. We love going there even though it's not the fanciest place around-we always sit outside on the deck where we can hear the creek. It was delicious!

Here is a picture of me, Carl, my mom, and Peter after breakfast.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

A Very Good Day!

Yes, it has been forever since I updated....apologies, life has been quite hectic! Since my last posting I have submitted my portfolio (HUGE amount of work!) for graduation and been working hard to finish all of my assignments for my two grad classes. Unfortunately I'm nowhere near done, work-wise. Although I have only two classes left, Monday and Thursday, I have four papers and a presentation to do! However, I'm in a great mood. Here's why:
  • I am supposed to find out about if my portfolio is accepted sometime tomorrow or later. I asked my professor tonight, how much later? Because I have been having nightmares about that thing. He said, "I can't tell you now that your portfolio was accepted, but you can stop having nightmares." Woohoo!
  • Although my school's third grade class has the lowest CogAt (cognitive abilities) test scores in the whole district, our CSAP reading scores came in this week and they went up 5 percentage points. Yippee! (We worked our collective butts off with this very challenging class)
  • Oh yeah, graduation is in 9 days! My last grad class ever will be over a week from now. PARTY at Cindy's on Friday (I'm even taking the day off of work!) and graduation on Saturday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, I'm pretty psyched with things right now. Of course, I should be going to bed but I am wiiiiide awake. Just thought I'd let you all know I haven't dropped off the face of the planet. Maybe, sometime soon, I will update more than every other month.