I finished my class. Yee haw. Yesterday I gave my class presentation (I didn't do myself any favors by telling the professor that I teach a college speech class). This morning I finished all the journal readings. And at 12:53 today I emailed off my annotated bibliography and my final paper (seven minutes before they were due).
Because I'm giving myself a virtual award for getting through this, I'd like to thank my husband for being the full-time parent these last three weeks. Also my appreciation extends to my parents and Jason's parents who had Sydney for four whole days (the longest I've been without her). Thanks to my darling daughter for not being bitter that I abandoned her for schoolwork.
Also, thanks to Snickers candy bars for giving me that extra protein that I needed every day in class. Finally, a bit of thanks to NPR for keeping me updated on the Middle East crisis while I drove to and from school (although no thanks to the Middle East for having a crisis in the first place).
My immediate response after finishing my paper was to run around to all your blogs and start commenting (I have hundreds of entries to read...whew!). But only after two posted comments I realized that my brain needs a break from thinking and my fingers need a break from typing. Yeah, so let's call this a vacation from my vacation even though we all know that graduate classes aren't really a vacation and being away from the writing that I love more than anything also isn't a vacation.
But a vacation from the vacation makes it sound like it's all happiness, and since I'm finished with my class, then I get to say what's happy and what's not.
Oh, and if you're taking a vacation from your vacation too, at least come back here on July 31st because then I'll have ultrasound pictures to show off and we'll know if we got a little boy creature or a little girl creature. (I'll call this last paragraph my shameless ploy at getting you to stay interested in future installments, kind of like the end of the newest Pirates of the Caribbean movie (seriously! did they think we needed a reason to watch Depp, Knightley, and Bloom in another movie? is resolution just too passe these days?))
Okay, well, I think I'm going to eat some applesauce and take a nap. I'll be back next week, after our weekend of triple-digit weather. Yippee.