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Giant step tonight toward the end of the semester...

Well, after our presentation tonight all I have to do now is a final edit on my research paper, create the bibliography, and do a simple take home exam and I am DONE FOR 2006!

Tonight was pretty unbelievable, though. First we had technical issues b/c for some reason just after the second group started their presentation the electricity went out at the University Center...and in the parking lot...and neighboring buildings and businesses! We were in pitch black for about 60 seconds before the generators kicked on and we had lights in the halls. The first thing I thought was, "crap, we're going to have to wait a whole other week to present this..." something I did not want to do for several reasons!

So, as a class we (the two remaining groups to present) expressed our opinion that we did not want to wait another week. We talked about just adding written explanations to the notes of our powerpoints and emailing them to our professor then somehow he suggested we do that PLUS pr…

Soothing Sounds in my Office

I bought this water feature for the house a long time ago, but haven't used it in a while so I decided to bring it to the office!

It's a nice sound in the background.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Who says the holidays are stressful?

I do! I do!

Not so much b/c of the holidays this year - I actually think this year might be stress free - but b/c of school. I've said it before: graduate school is 100% an endurance challenge! I've taken 6 hours working full time and it keeps be extremely busy, but doing it with a 1 year old (yep, she's just about to be one) is a totally different story! I bow to Pamela for doing it with two kiddos and a husband in grad school, too!  She told me she did a lot of homework in the wee hours of the morning and I've done that, too but that doesn't cut on the stress.

I think it's b/c of the two classes I'm doing this semester. Both are tons of work, but one is tons of work with a group that doesn't communicate. At least 20-40% that doesn't! We've had a couple that have been out for classes and a one that never wants to respond to emails. I feel like there are two of us doing all the work for the group. Thankfully our professor knows everything that is …

Here's one of my recovered pics...

Backup your backup!

I have lots of pictures. If you've looked through my fotki albums you know this. I know that fotki backs up so I am not too worried about losing my pictures, but those that are very near and dear to me I keep myself as well. Usually I get pictures off my CF card, save them to a personal file on my computer, name them, & upload them to fotki (and sometimes flickr). Well, I have three computers at home and one at work and honestly I never know which I'll be working on and since my Grannie doesn't have a computer I like to also be able to be sure I take pictures with me when I visit to show her. So, I decided I wanted an portable external hard drive (I show Grannie on a laptop pictures that are saved to the external drive). I get this external hard drive. It's 80GB and so far I've only used less than 7GB on it. Over the weekend I took about 125 pictures of Emma. Monday I took these pictures off my CF card and instead of putting them on my personal drive…

I can't believe it's finally here...

my VERY LAST SEMESTER of graduate school! I just registered for my last semester!! I am so thrilled!! Can ya tell by all the !!!!!!!!!!!!!!  And this semester is more than half way over, too. I still have so much work to do, though but it's alright b/c it's almost over. Michael has been so supportive. There are times when he's had to "deal with" me studying or staying in to do homework and I've had to blow off a lot over the past couple years, but all that's about to be over. Come May I'll have my MBA and I know the relief of being done is going to be amazing!

Partied Out!

After attending her first concert!

Heading home!

She sleeps.

Gadget Lust

I cannot decide if I like the Blackberry Curve or the iPhone better - I need to go dig up some reviews I guess!!! Not that I can get one right now, but wouldn't one of those make a wonderful graduation gift for me in May!?!?

Ya little vampire...

My baby girl is getting bit at the babysitters' house by another little girl!! Tuesday she got bit twice - ONCE ON EACH ARM!! The babysitter is doing everything she can. She can't always catch the little biter in action, but when she does she either pops her mouth or bites her back (she was given permission by the child's mother) and then puts her to bed. But this makes four times now that Emma has been bit - she got another one yesterday.

The little girl doesn't bite the bigger kids - just the three or four that are around her size! Maybe it's time Emma learned to bite back!! I just really don't know what to do. I guess I am going to have to start sending her to the babysitter every day in long sleeved shirts. I know that kids go through these phases and it isn't doing any real damage, but it does hurt Emma when it happens and I hate that!!

Has anyone else had a child that was a repeated victim of a biter??

Have Bear, Will Travel

Emma has assumed the position (eyes closed) for the 2 hour trip to visit Grannie!

We're all ready - let's go trick-or-treat!

The Cul-de-sac gang! Ready for action!!!