Monday, March 26, 2012

Grade A

My final grades are in and I have finished graduate school with a 3.8 GPA. I will take it! Have I mentioned lately how happy I am to be finished??

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spring is here!

After "summer-like" temps for several days that actually required us to turn our air on in March (crazy!), as of this weekend, we finally have spring weather...I was okay with skipping our traditional Midwest winter this year but going straight into 88 degree days was a little too much for me.

We've had a great weekend and even managed to put together and install a new mailbox this weekend. Neither one of us are "handy" but this was an exceptionally easy project. Never mind that we put it off for the past year, that's another home improvement to mark off our list.

Also noteworthy and fun weekend activities:

  • The Hunger Games. Totally worth the hype, in my opinion. Joe and I bought our tickets a day early because I knew it would be crazy but when we arrived 40 minutes before showtime, I was totally caught off guard that the movie would already be full. We found the last two seats together in the theatre that weren't in the first three rows up front in the "neck-craning" section. We are both looking forward to reading the books now.
  • Jeff Who Lives at Home. Not the best or worst movie I have seen recently but still good. Who doesn't love Jason Segal?
  • Naps. Yes, plural.
  • Friends taking us out to dinner to celebrate me finishing my MBA. And breakfast at one of our favorite spots...and wood-fired pizza. We like to eat.
  • A trip to the gym. Once during the weekend is better than not at all so I'm counting that as a win. Although I'm not sure it countered the dinner, or the breakfast, or the dinner.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Graduation isn't until May but I am officially finished with my MBA. I can't believe it. Part of me is almost sad about this since going to school has become part of my identity over the past couple of years. And even though it's been two years in the making, I also almost can't believe I actually finished my master's degree. I thought about going back to school briefly after getting my undergrad degree just long enough to take the GRE on a whim and I put that thought behind me as soon as I found a full-time job. If I had not left my last job in Missouri and moved, I'm not sure I would have ever taken the time to do it but now that I'm finished, I'm so glad I did.

Also, where new beginnings are concerned, I signed a contract this week to work as a project manager at a local hospital. The position is not supposed to be permanent but I'm so excited by this project and the opportunity. I should start in the next couple of weeks.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

How I spent my weekend

  • Walked to Red Mango
  • Went to see "Friends With Kids"
  • Went to my second to last weekend class
  • Napped
  • Watched Mizzou win the Big 12 Championship!
  • Went to my last weekend class
  • Walked at the Arboretum
  • Walked to Red Mango...again
  • Watched Selection Sunday (#Mizzou)
Do you see some reoccuring themes?

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