Friday, June 5, 2009

Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy

Slightly a lie -- but it's a lot better than I anticipated.

I LOVED my first class. I loved my professor, I loved my classmates, and I loved my material. I did NOT love that in three hours (he let us out an hour early) my hands were shaking from typing 10 single-spaced pages of notes (that's 6,000+ words). I also did not love that by 8:45 p.m., my eyes were drooping slightly, and my typing was getting sloppier because I was tired.

But I did love the smell of coffee beans that came from my sweet hubby as he picked me up (he had gone to a nearby coffee shop to play on his computer and wait for me). I love that I got to sleep in the car with a blanket and pillow and then simply get out of the car when we got to the house (at 1 a.m.) and transfer my body to the bed.

Did not love that Superdog, who'd been left alone for 12 hours, was wide awake and ready to play.

Did love the fact that I woke up sans alarm at 6:47 a.m. (alarm was set for 7 a.m.) and was ready to get ready for work (at 7:30 a.m.).

Did love that I treated myself with a double shot (note, not a triple) sugar free vanilla latte (no foam, nonfat milk) and a blueberry muffin from my favorite coffee shop.

Do not love that I will have to rinse and repeat next Thursday.

Do love that it lasts only until July 30.

Did not love that I was the "newbie" in the class -- all of my classmates are midway through their Ph.D. work. I was the youngest. And maybe a little intimidated. But when we got to talking and they realized this was my first class AND that I lived three and a half hours away, they started giving me pointers for what to expect for this class and from the rest of my teachers.


Rinse and repeat next week.


misti said...

Can't wait to hear more! And poor Vix! Next time leave her with us, and she'll be DOG TIRED (har har) from playing with her rat-cousins :)

Wanna do downtown festivities with us tonight? They are having...get ready...a sweet tea judging contest in railroad park.

I love the south.

Rach@In His Hands said...

You go lady!!!

Speaking of rinse and repeat....I need to go get ready for my day!

Brooke said...

congrats for surviving! hopefully it'll get easier as you adjust.

septembermom said...

You did great! Rest when you can :)

Anonymous said...

Yay! I think you can go ahead and stick those initials after your name! :)

Sara@i.Sass said...

Good grief woman. And only a double shot?

Growin' with it! said...

you people and your "nonfat lattes" is too short!☺

congrats on a great first class. here's to many more times you come away feeling this way!

Sherry said...

You go girl! I hope the further you get into it the "easier, peasier, lemonier squeezier" it will be -- as Ph.D. work goes that is. :)

Colleen said...

That's awesome and I'm so envious that you're starting your Ph.D. I have YET to find a program that I want to pursue, location, etc...And I think it's awesome that Superman will be going with you won't have at much time apart!

StephieAnne said...

Wow - 6000 words of notes! Crazy stuff - sounds like a very memorable adventure for you though -way to go!

Anonymous said...

I give you a lot of credit for doing this. Going back to school for my masters was one thing, but to go back again is something I don't think I could ever do...intimidated is not a strong enough word for me.

Congrats on making it through your first class and waking up on time the next morning.

Your hubby is quite the man to drive you back and forth and hang in the coffee shop for 3 hours. Kudos to him!


Susan D said...

Congrats on starting the program. You'll love it. It is definitely worth the sacrifice. Blessings, SusanD

Anonymous said...

Ahhh! The smell of coffee beans after a long hard day.

LuAnn said...

Keep up the good work!!!