Sunday, November 24, 2013

My Life As A Doctoral Candidate

I don't neglect my little corner of cyberspace intentionally, I just don't have a whole lot of time these days.  With the push to complete the first two chapters before the end of the semester, working full time, being a wife, and a mommy I just don't have a whole lot of time on my hands these days.
This is what my life has consisted of most of the day today.

And each night, after Babycakes goes to bed I'm usually here pounding away on the keyboard, reading research studies until my eyes feel like they are about to bleed.  I keep telling myself this will be worth it when I finish (right?).

But this isn't all that's been going on at Wilted Acres, even if it does feel like it some days.  Babycakes has gone from sleeping in a crib to sleeping in a big girl bed.  I'd be lying if I said I didn't cry a little at this milestone.

Daddy got her Minnie Mouse curtains and comforter set for her new room.  She is so proud of this accomplishment.  She loves to show everyone her big girl bed. 
You'll notice that there is no bedrail to keep her from falling out.  This is actually a trundle bed and can't accommodate a standard bed rail.  I went on Amazon to order something else but in reading the reviews I saw a lady who used a rolled up blanket.  I thought I would try it before shelling out forty bucks on something that may or may not work and was successful!  And yes, my kid is wearing Christmas pajamas.  She started in October - weeks before Halloween on this Christmas kick.  I'm pretty sure I could recite all of the words to Elmo's Christmas Countdown.  It was cute the first 87 times we watched it.  Now? Not so much.  

At the beginning of October I actually went away for an overnight trip for the first time since I had my appendix out in July, 2012.  This was the first time I had been away overnight since then.  I went on a knitting retreat with a group of fabulous ladies from my community.  I had a wonderful time and met a lot of new people! It was also a great weekend to go as we has beautiful weather and the mountain setting was very relaxing.  I'm looking forward to the next trip.  

For now, I must muddle through one more article before I relax with a bath and glass of wine before heading off to bed.  Until next time!


  1. YOu are getting closer all the time!!! It will be SO worth it - I totally feel your pain, it took me 7 years and man it feels good to be done.

    Glad you got some time away - you deserve it!

    1. Thanks Amber! Some days it feels like I am NEVER going to finish. :-(