Saturday, March 17, 2012

What DID Happen

A couple of weeks ago I posted what didn't happen. Sad day.

Today, I am pleased to update you with what DID happen yesterday and today. Happy day!

1. I still didn't go snowshoeing, but...
Liberty and I did get out for a wonderful walk. Still no snowshoeing. It was forecast to rain, and who wants to snowshoe in the rain. Ick. There was also an avalanche warning. Bigger ick.

So instead we opted to go on a lovely walk in Oregon City. We hiked uphill and down for 4.5 miles in 90 minutes. It was awesome. Here is the map of our wanderings. I'm sorry I didn't have the camera with me. You will have to take my word for it that it was a lovely walk, indeed.

2. Thesis Update:
Yesterday I met with my thesis advisor again. He was scheduled to give me feedback on three chapters. He pulled them out of his briefcase and slapped them onto the table. Looking me straight in the eye, he said, "You've got it."

I've got it??!!

Yes, I've got it. At least on those three chapters. Plus the one before it. Plus (maybe) the two more I turned in yesterday. I am finally getting the hang of writing a memoir that will turn out to be between 100-150 pages.

Oh, my heart was singing. O frabjous day, callooh, callay!

I'll work on four more chapters over spring break. Once I'm up to ten chapters, then I just have to figure out the last chapter. (Honestly, I have no clue at this point how I am going to end this thing...) I might not be writing my thesis forever. I might have it pretty well pulled together before summer vacation. Maybe maybe maybe maybe.)

May I just say that I'm feeling pretty good right now?


Katie Lewis said...

Yay! Way to go, Mom!

Polly @ Pieces by Polly said...

So glad you got out for a nice long walk...and double congrats on the compliments from your adviser.

Polly @ Pieces by Polly said...

And I'm also glad that there was not third "things that happened" parallel for the shooting that didn't happen. I hope that just keeps on not happening. :)

Bridget said...