Currently…

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  • I am working on homework. At 11 pm. On a Saturday. This is my life now.
  • I love two of my classes and HATE the other.
  • I am knitting two pairs of socks, a cardigan, and a hat. Only one of these things is for me.
  • I am watching lots of football and drinking lots of salted caramel mochas and wishing every day for sweater weather.
  • I am looking for an excuse to have a party so I can use my new dessert plates

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  • I am missing my Cookeville friends and family
  • I finally hung my scientist posters on the wall.
  • I’m ready for Christmas
  • I’m NOT ready for the two tests I have this week.

-r

PSA

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Friends!  I am knitting / selling Christmas stockings this year.  I have several made already (see below!) and am also taking custom orders.  Let me know soon, I’ll need plenty of time to make them beautiful!

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-r

Currently…

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I have restarted couch to 5k because I am SO out of running shape.

I am listening to all kinds of podcasts on my runs (the Nerdist podcast and NPR Science Friday are faves).

I am knitting Christmas presents (I learned a lesson last year, my friends) and a blanket for myself (except mine will have a grey background and different shades of red/orange/yellow.

I am the proud owner of a completed thesis and a Master’s Degree. 

I am excited to start classes for my PhD program. And nervous.

I am rewatching The Office, because, obviously

I have made zero dent in my reading list.  Mostly because I’ve already started reading articles for the research I’ll be doing and the textbooks for my classes.

I have started the 8-week program in this book. I have gone to some Barre3 classes (they have studios in Knoxville and Nashville, fyi ;) ) and it is absolutely my favorite workout ever.

I am trying to drink more water. 

What are you doing currently?

Have a happy second half of the week :)

-r 

Reboot

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It’s been way too long since I’ve blogged!  Not much to catch you up on, since the last semester was spent writing and rewriting and then rewriting again. Nothing too exciting.  I finally finished my thesis and just have to wait to hear back about the formatting (again).  I’m about to start a PhD program and I am nervous/terrified, which is rational, right?

I’ve tried to make the best use of the summer that I can, by which I mean I’ve been knitting and planning knitting and reading all the books I didn’t have time for during school and trying new workouts that I LOVE.  I’m going to start blogging at least once a week (I know I’ve said it before but this time I promise!) and I’ll share all the fun knitting projects and books you should read and workout apps you should try ;).  

For now though, I just wanted to say I’m not dead yet (anyone get that reference??) and I have lots of things to share in the next few weeks.  

-r 

Still Here

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Just popping in to say I’m still alive.  I have a finished sweater to show off and some fun ideas for Christmas stockings to share but for now I just got home from lab and am finishing some homework that’s due tomorrow.  Hope everyone is fabulous :)

 

-r 

Week in Review

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I finally got back in the lab for real this week and got some things done – not as much as I wanted, but as usual things went wrong; I think it went as well as it could have.  I did discover some sweet crystals in a beaker I left on the bench over break and decided to keep them around – they’re super pretty.  I also finally started writing my thesis.  I was texting a friend about having trouble writing the intro and he suggested writing the methods and results first, to which I replied “results…BAHAHAHA.”  I still have quite a ways to go in that area, unfortunately.  I did finally find my groove on the intro and I’m feeling good about it so far.  Most of the rest of my week was spent working on my cardigan which I found buttons for over at Fringe Supply Co.; I’m getting more and more excited about it as I make more progress!  Next week I’ll start classes, which I hope go more smoothly than last semester – I find it hard to believe (but not impossible!) that they could be worse…fingers crossed ;)

Hopefully next week’s update will involve more research results and an almost-finished cardigan!

Happy long weekend!

-r