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Guess Who’s Back, Back Again

Hello Internet!!!! Boy howdy, has it been a long time – it turns out being a second year grad student and teaching two classes a semester is not a life style that is conducive to blogging… Who would have thunk it. Anyway, at the beginning of this month I graduated! I am officially a Master of Statistical Computing!! It’s a little bit crazy to think about. I’m not sure it has totally sunk in that I am done, but in a week and a half I start a new adventure and I think once that starts it will feel less like I’m on summer vacation and more like I am a real life working grown up… maybe…

Anyway, now that I have my masters, it feels like this here blog needs a bit of an update. Unfortunately Baby Got M.S. (Masters of Science) does not have the same feel (or meaning) that Baby Got B.A. has, so I’m currently racking my brain on how I want to “re-brand.” (Let me know if you have any new name ideas! I’m kind of at a loss)

I may not know how to rename the blog, but I do know for sure that I want to start blogging again. There is so much I have wanted to write about in the past year that just got lost in the shuffle. So, this post is just a quick “hey girl hey!” (or “hey boy hey!” this is an all-inclusive internet space) and a heads up that I will be coming back – hopefully soon! I plan on having posts on this here Disney life as well as some cooking, some crafting, maybe some fashion, and some talking about my cats (because obvi). I will probably also have the periodic “my life is a mess” post… again. Obvi.

Until I’m back with some new stories and a new name, I’ll leave you with some pictures from graduation weekend!

I was lucky enough to have my mom, dad, and grandparents fly down to see me graduate – They are all saints seeing as I got my masters in the first 20 minutes and then they had to sit through 1550 undergrads… it was a long ceremony.

And of course, I couldn’t have made it through grad school without Adorabeezle Winterpop. This girl has lived with me for the past three years and witnessed MANY a school related melt down. She even helped me study for finals and my comprehensive exam when she had no idea what was written on my flash cards. Bless her supportive, wonderful heart.

New favorite dress

While they were in town, I got to take my mom and grandparents to Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, and the Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue! It was a great way to celebrate!

So there you have it – graduation weekend! I’ll be back again soon internet!!


A LONG Overdue Update

*Cue Mrs, Doubtfire Voice*

Well HELLO Internet

Hello

I know it has been forever and a half since I updated this here little blog, but life is busy and blogging just has not made the cut priorities-wise.

Things that have made the cut:

  1. Sleep
  2. Reading
  3. Wine
  4. Working of a crochet project from over a year ago
  5. Thinking about how I should PROBABLY start studying for my comprehensive exams in August
  6. Criminal Minds
  7.  Crying about how much I miss the cats (more on that in a second)
  8. Being in two weddings
  9. Day dreaming about sleep
  10. Buying Hamilton Chicago tickets… for next March…
  11. Starting my first set of Power Sheets!

So as you can see I have been VERY busy.

Since I wrote last, I finished my second semester of my master’s program and I moved to central Illinois for the summer to do an internship.  I’ve been loving it, but I miss Adorableezle and Winston and Ellie May like a crazy person. Seriously. Everyday she snaps me pictures of the cats, and everyday I send her pictures of me getting all weepy and saying “WHY DO YOU WANT ME TO CRY ALL THE TIME?!?!”  But I would cry more if I didn’t have my cat pictures… and now I’m sad again…

But other than the cat-related sadness, Central Illinois has been surprisingly great! The town I am in is a college town with a lot of fun things to do (ok… that may be a stretch… I mean lots of fun restaurants to try. And I do mean lots – the most restaurants per capita in the whole US). There is a cute Farmer’s Market on the weekends, and I am only a two and a half hour drive from home, a vast improvement over my normal two and a half hour flight.

This summer is also a study in adulting – It has been a while since I had a regular 40 hour a week job, and I am figuring out how to have a job and a life and how to be a Real Life Person instead of just a grad student (if you don’t understand the difference between the two, you probably aren’t in grad school). But, it is just for a summer, and I do have to go back to school in a month and a few days. As such, I have already starting having anxiety dreams about failing my comprehensive exams and showing up to my first day of teaching (I have my own class next semester! Holla!) with no syllabus and no lesson plans… So clearly I am having a very relaxing and not at all stressful summer.

Anyway, that has been my life recently. I would promise that you will be seeing me around these here internet parts more, but I don’t want to make promises I can’t keep. For now, here are some instagram highlights from my summer:

 

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An Epcot Bachelorette Party!

This girl is MARRIED!!! #loveher #seesetobeschanze

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The Bride and I

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Adorabeezle’s Birthday

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My Last Dinner in Orlando

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Wine Bar Fun!

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Farmer’s Market Swag

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Dat Breakfast Doe

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A Different Kind of Bachelorette Party

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A Different Kind of Bride and Groom

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I Caught My Very First Bouquet!!

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So Much Bridal Happiness

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Celebrating the Fourth #bombpopthechampagne

So there you have it, Internet! How have YOU been recently?


Current Obsessions and Other Things

Hey Internet!

Since I have been gone for FOREVER, I thought I would stop in and talk about some things I am currently obsessed with, so you can get a feel for what I’ve been up to when I wasn’t freaking out about finals and then ignoring real life because of the holidays.

In no particular order:

  • HGTV: I have a problem, and the problems name is Fixer Upper, I have watched every episode on Netflix, and have started re-watching them. I also bought My Big Family Renovation from Amazon Prime, because when my girl Jen Hatmaker is on an HGTV show you KNOW I need to watch it. All I want to do is buy a house with the no money I have and the KNOCK DOWN ALL THE WALLS

    She is my hero (via)

    She is my hero (via)

  • Still Hamilton: Seriously Internet. Go listen to it RIGHT NOW. It is better than this blog – I will admit that! Go! Now!
    Hamilton
  • John Mulaney – The Comback Kid: This is my new favorite comedy special on Netflix. I watched it 3 times in a week while I was home because I just need all of my friends to GET ON MY LEVEL
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  • Christmas: There was so much Christmas!!! But now I’m back in school…boo…
  • Plaid Puffer Vests – two Christmases in a row I have gotten plaid puffer vests from Land’s End for Christmas. And they may be my two favorite pieces in my closet. I am not even a little bit kidding. This is the vest I got this year and I have been LIVING in it:
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  • Peppermint Schaaps in my Coffee: ’nuff said

What are YOU obsessing over at the moment, Internet?


I’m Writing This From My Shared TA Office Because I Live Here Now

Hello Internet! School is schooling down here in wonderful sunny boiling hot Florida and I wanted to check in! Basically I am at this weird place where I am SUPER MOTIVATED to do ALL THE HOMEWORK…. but I have nothing to do. I am literally preemptively reading my texts books.

This semester is shaping up to be pretty good though – I think I will like my classes and my fellow TAs are great. The only issue is it looks like I will be spending all  my time on campus – between holding office hours and attending lectures and leading discussion sections during the day to taking classes at night to WAITING for my classes to start between the two, I live here now.

Its ok though. We have a nice little room where we can study and meet with students.  We are going to get a coffee maker. (There is also and little cafe on the floor below us that has some pretty good coffee). So I figure that I will be well caffeinated and that being forced to stay on campus will raise my productivity… hopefully…

So far today I have done some work in my planner, read the first sections of two different texts books, drank a LOT of coffee, got SAS installed on my computer, read through my bloglovin’ feed and made some phone calls I’ve been putting off.

See? PRODUCTIVITY!!!

Let’s just hope this lasts…. (spoiler alert: it won’t)

But for now enjoy this picture of my coffee and the fact that I BLOGGED!

i heart coffee


Being Twenty-five

Hello Internet!

I am 4 days into being 25, and I think things are finally starting to get better around these parts.

My birthday was great. Old Roommate drove two hours to Orlando to spend the day with me. We went shopping and had lunch and she bought me a Birthday Crown!!

…what? You don’t wear a birthday crown to your birthday dinner?

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After Adorabeezle got off work, the three of us got mani/pedis. I got a gel manicure for the first time and I am LOVING the fact that I can do all sorts of things that would otherwise DESTROY a manicure. I think I am sold on the whole process, but I doubt it is in the budget to keep it up…. maybe if I stop eating….

Anyway, I got some amazing birthday treats (other than my CROWN). The biggest gift was a Disney Annual Pass from my mom. I am so so lucky to continue to be able to go to the parks after my last day of work (Next Sunday! Holla!) I got some great hair stuff and earrings and a bath bomb and a Scrump tsum tsum from Adorabeezle. I got some Birthday Money, some of which will be used to get a new Erin Condren Life Planner (my current one was in my backpack when I got stuck in a Florida rain storm. Boo). And I hear tell some things are in the mail, so I figure I’m one lucky girl.

Other than birthday-ing, 25 has been good. I’ve only had 1 minor “I’m so old!!!” freakout. I’ve started the #shereadstruth Women in the Word – Old Testament Study – I have been desperately needing time in the Word, but have been avoiding it because when times get tough Liz makes silly decisions. I’m only three days in, but so far it has been SO GOOD for my heart.

Otherwise, I am still working on the new apartment, getting ready for school to start, watching Gilmore Girls, and still hanging in there.  I want to get back on the intentionality bandwagon, so I will be checking in more and more (hopefully).

How are things in your neck of the woods, Internet?

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