Monday, May 4, 2009

Taking it easy for all you sinners out there...

Warning- I am taking a cue from my friend  Nicole, and spouting off some bragging rights.  So if you are not interested in hearing about how awesome I am, or in anything pertaining to me and school, this would be a good time to go feign interest in someone else's blog.

Still reading?  You've been warned, so I don't want to hear it.

Ok.  I am pretty pleased this semester folks.  One class is iffy- it all weighs on my final- but assuming that it goes well, I am only weeks away from a 4.0.

That's right, STRAIGHT MOTHER EFFING A's bitches!

I am so excited, I cannot wait to wrap this semester up.  I still have three (ish) weeks to go, which I am sure will be absolutely pleasant and breezy (yeah right!) but then I am done for now.  After this, I have only two more teensie weensie classes left.  I come back for those in August.  Yes, August.  Roughly five days after Elliot is due.  Fun Fun Fun!

Fortunately, Cory, my mom, and the entire department here at school has rallied around me on this one.  Two of my professors have independently written in for me to receive the department scholarship for next semester.  And assuming that my grades roll in like I expect them too this semester, then my private scholarship will also be renewed next semester.  Then I wait for Honors grants from the University, which should be finalized in June.

I also got asked to work with one of the professors here over the summer.  She has a book coming out in January and she has asked me to continue working on it with her, which is (lining our pockets and giving me publishing credit and spiffy lines on my C.V) terribly exciting!

I also am getting really excited about Grad school!  My GPA is on track, my C.V. is lining up nicely, and my GRE's are (so far) on par.  I can see it in the horizon.  But that is another story makes my heart race a little to think about it.

So - that's that.  I am really excited.  It is such a nice feeling to know that not only am I finally finishing (TEN YEARS LATER- LITERALLY) but that I am finishing remarkably well.  I have worked so long and so hard on this, I almost can't believe that this stage is almost done.  It is also exciting to see Tomas so excited.  I promised myself a long time ago that if I started this, I was damn sure going to finish it; if not for myself than at least for him because my kids are watching and Cory and I are their first and foremost examples.  I want them to see me finish.  So I will.

Plus, Cory and my mom and so many people have poured so much into this for me, and so many members of the faculty have put themselves on the line for me- I would be doing them a disservice if I did not finish this.

So I will.

And I will finish well.

Oh!  And guess what-  we are officially in the third (and LAST) trimester!  We are getting ready to welcome the new little one in only a few months.  And by getting ready, I mean talking about doing things to get ready, and then not doing them.  Oh, and mentally preparing ourselves for the house to instantly feel smaller, stinkier, messier, and generally more full of boyish-ness.  You know that feeling, moms.  Anyone?  Anyone?

Almost as though Karma is trying to warm me up for having count em 1-2-3 boys, my coffee pot broke.  So this morning resulted in three different ways of me attempting to make coffee somehow, none of which succeeded.

This is going to be totally sweet.



Heather Nesbitt said...

Love you dear!
You're doing great!

what does this have to do with sinners or taking it easy?
confused on the heading...

Oliver's party is still on right?
See you Sat!

We have to plan your preg photo shoot soon! especially now that I have tons more experience!

Cristine said...

Brag away! You are doing awesome!

With Love, Nicole said...

Jessica, I am so proud of you!!! You've worked really hard so it's got to be a really great feeling to see the finish line so close. You're doing so many things, it's inspirational. Keep it up, mama!

Mrs.M said...

Shit, I'd be bragging too!

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Melissa V. said...

Congrats! So glad your hard work is coming to fruition (both physically and academically :) )

Anonymous said...

Good Job!!! When I think I can't do it anymore... I think of you and how well you are doing!!

Minimeltdown said...

I'm so proud of you! What a great example you are setting for the boys. You are such a smartie :) in the world is it third trimester time? Didn't we just find out you were pregnant? I'm sure you don't feel that way. So C'mon Elliot!

Paula Simpson said...

You're a Rockstar! There I said it. You know it's true too. I remeber when you started this journey. Can you believe M and I have been together for almost 11 years?!?!
Good for you for sticking to it! Congratulations!!!!

musicjunkie said...

I'd say you more than deserve the bragging rights....I envy that you're just about done while I am just begining. could even add "neener neener neener" to the end of your bragging for all I care.

Relish in it!

Anonymous said...

wow!!! not only are you a hilarious blogger, but you're a brainiac by day and super-mom too! hope all goes well with everything!!!!

Raging Dad said...

The dude abides, girl!

Congrats, what a great way to finish up the degree, with focus and style! It is great that you have all that support. Take advantage of it.

Robin said...

You should be bragging!! Wonderful accomplishments, all of them! You are so right when you say that you and Cory are the first and foremost examples for your boys. I watched my parents go after their higher educations, and knew that I was part of that family process (it's a family project, to be sure!). It's a great experience (even the tough parts) for your boys! Congratulations on a job well done!

Cara said...

Congratulations on all the great things going on for you!!

Sweet Greens said...

You Rock! Really. Congrats. xo.