Last night I spent a few hours reading old posts from this blog. It was kind of fun to read the first post, and so on. The real origins are on blackboard, though. I wish I could read those posts, too. Reminiscing was nice for me. I liked hearing all your voices again.

Anyhow, I decided to give you all an update. Some of you I haven't seen in over a year, some I saw last week, some of you I haven't met.

Time has flown by for me. I'm a little over halfway through my Master's program, but it feels like I just started. I chose my committee last week, so as of now I'm on schedule to graduate in April 2010, but if I get burned out I'll put it off 'til August.

I'm also looking into Ph.D. programs. Most of the applications are due in January, so I need to choose a school, an emphasis, etc. I have mixed feelings on this one. While it'd be really cool to get my Ph.D., four more years of school doesn't especially appeal to me. Mostly I don't know what to do with myself after graduating for the second time, so I figure I'll prolong the school thing a while longer. I feel like I don't have to be a real adult while I'm in school. (I'm thinking about Purdue University--I like the idea of being in the midwest again.)

Right now I'm taking a Spring class. It's almost over. The Spring term ends June 18. On June 19 I'm going to a family reunion in Colorado. No one is supposed to stay at my Grandpa's house because he doesn't have room for everyone, but somehow I've become a family favorite, so I'm allowed to stay there. My immediate family will be there, too. I'm driving home with them after the reunion and staying in Georgia for the rest of the summer.

How about the rest of you?

Leanna--How is pregnancy #2?

Anona--Where are you? How is Sammy?

Julie--How is PA? Med School? life in general?

Em--How soon do you leave Nevada? How is Bradley?

Dan--Where are you? Why aren't you working for the Center?

Chan--What are you doing after graduation? I know a great little place in Provo you could live...

Everyone else--get on here and write. All of you.


Julie M said...

Hey Sara,
I agree with you. I love looking at old posts.
I'm amazed at your accomplishment. A master's degree already--amazing. Congrats on the impending graduation. It will be here sooner than you think. I know you will figure out what to do next. You are bright, but more importantly, you know how to listen to truth. Let us know what your truth is.
PA is good. The school year got over with, and I am dog paddling through summer school. David studies non-stop. I'm not kidding. We finally set up boundries that I get to see him from 5-6 when I come home from work. One hour each day. That equates to about 9-10 hours each week because he doesn't study on Sunday (thank heaven). I figure that I see my school kids 50% more than I see him. Hmmmmmmm. Oh well, life is good.

Leanna said...

Hey Sara (and everyone else, too, of course!)

Congratulations on being so close to your masters! What a smarty pants you must be now. I'm sure Heavenly Father will help point you in the right direction when you're done. He can always see so much farther ahead than I can--it never ceases to amaze me!

Just like with this pregnancy...I have to admit I was curled up in a ball crying for the first few weeks after I found out I was pregnant. We weren't planning on trying to have another one until January, and now we're going to HAVE another one in January! And while I know things will be hard with two little ones so close in age (Hazel will be 16 months), I know that Heavenly Father's plans always work out much better than my own. And even though it's taken me awhile to get excited about this new addition (and a lot of repentance for all of the awful thoughts I had about it in the first place), I really am looking forward to having another little baby to love and have as a part of our family.

Health-wise, I'm doing okay. This pregnancy feels different, and I'm not sure if that's because I'm carrying a different gender or if it's simply because every pregnancy is different no matter what. I want a boy, but at the same time, I have no idea what do with one! =D I've been feeling a lot more nauseas this time around, which isn't much fun. Nothing sounds good except for chocolate milk, boiled eggs, toast, and rice. (Not necessarily together, though...bluh!) Thank goodness Lance gets as much free food from Brick Oven that he can handle because I am definitely not in the mood to cook anything. (By the way, if anyone is ever in Provo and wants free food from Brick Oven, just let me know. We can totally hook you up, no problem. =D)

And Julie, that really sucks how little you get to see David. There have been times with Lance and I that have been similar, and I can't say how sorry I am that you get so little time with him. Enjoy that one hour a day as much as possible!

E. Anona said...

Howdy! It's me, Anona. I have also been at a family reunion in Colorado so I haven't been on the blog for a while. I've decided that everyone should live close to family, Italian-style. It was great having adoring aunts, uncles, and cousins to pass Sammy to when I needed a break.
The week before Colorado I went to Hawaii with Austin and left Sammy with the grandparents. This kind of contradicts what I just said, but everyone should take a break once in a while from family/kids because you like them more when you get back. Anyway, I had a great time, although I got a little freaked out by snorkeling. (You are swimming above living things!! Who knew what was going on down there?)
Austin and I are in Billings, Montana for the next few years. We bought a house and are fixing it up. I have learned how to drywall, wire electrical, and make rudimentary toilet repairs. I spend a lot of time with Sammy, who is at her primo cuteness. I don't have a ton of intellectual stimulation so I think I'll start looking around for a free-lance editing job I can do from home. I just don't know where to start with that.
Okay, a lot about me, but you did ask. Julie, Leanna, Sara, it is good to hear from you. More and more I realize that we have destinies and are where we are for a good reason.