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!
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 :)
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.
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 :)
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!