Thursday, November 6, 2008

Congratulations Stephen

Stephen is officially in grad school now. What? You thought he was already in grad school? Well, he was, he is, and now its completely official. Let me explain: This past spring/summer was such a whirlwind of things going on what with his graduating from college, getting married, going to Europe, moving, and renovating a 3 bedroom apartment (whew, it makes my head hurt to think about cramming all of that into a couple of months) that there just wasn't time enough to get through all of the application requirements. Mainly it was scheduling/taking the GRE that was holding him up. So ECU gave him the opportunity to go ahead and enroll in classes this fall as a "non-degree seeking student", with the idea that he would be able to take the GRE and get accepted into Grad school officially.

Anyway, he got through the application process, got all of the required teacher recommendations, and took the GRE late this summer. And today? Today he got the notification that he was accepted OFFICIALLY to pursue his MA in English (linguistics, specifically). So we are all happy and feeling celebratory. I mean, this was the way the plan was supposed to work.
But you know that even the best laid plans can go awry, so it feels really good to know that things are on track and official. And all of his classes this semester should count towards his degree, so he didn't lose any time, which is also nice.

I hope everyone has a nice weekend. I won't be having as much fun as I did last weekend, in NY, but its good to be home again anyway. Even if we have planned to paint the front porch since the weather looks like its going to cooperate for the next few days...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Bejarano-Kintz World Tour....

If you want to see more pictures of Stephen dressed as Blossom, the powerpuff girl at Halloween, you find them here:

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Congratulations Mr. President

We've been glued to the news all evening long, and it looks like the election has been called. I can't help but feel really emotional about this, because we are witnessing something historic. Monumentally historic.
And I have a good feeling about this...intuition or whatever you want to call it. I'm glad about the way things have gone, and can go to bed happy now.

Also...this means that now I don't have to pack up all of my belongings and move to Canada. My husband was threatening to do that if things went the other way. So....whew....uprooting has been avoided.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Home Again....

We are back home again now. I spent the whole day doing laundry. Try not to be too jealous of that, seriously. We had a really good time, but its back to reality now. It really does feel kind of nice to be back, though, despite the laundry. Also? Vote tomorrow!