Tag: Grad school

The summer is getting away!!

The summer is getting away!!

It is now mid-July!! I have had some things conspire against me that have prevented me from having the fun and carefree summer I want. Image The post-dissertation slump is real. I definitely spent some time on the couch doing nothing. Not like this. Image After my defense, I transitioned […]

Time for the reckoning

Time for the reckoning

I HAVE DEFENDED!! DOCTOR!!   I have been very fortunate to have secured a good paying government job before graduation. So, happy ending, right? Well, not exactly. All of this schoolin’ has cost my family dearly. School comes with a great opportunity cost. I finished undergraduate in 2010 and could […]

Figuring it out. With bonus brunch recipe

Figuring it out. With bonus brunch recipe

I am one week into my new routine. I am working on these goals: stronger willpower, more family closeness, and more productivity. Stronger willpower. I had some ridiculous successes in this one! I went to bed early every night. I got up before 6 am. I was sick on Friday […]

2014 Year in Review- 2015 Year in Anticipation

2014 Year in Review- 2015 Year in Anticipation

2014 was not a great year for me. It wasn’t a bad year, but neither was it triumphant. There were no major educational milestones hit, there was an unexpected move, there was an admission of failure on the homeschooling front, there was a desperate need for more friends and socializing, […]

Things to do while bored

Things to do while bored

In my last post, I mentioned our new list of activities. This is now posted on the refrigerator and may give the boys some ideas when they are feeling bored. We have also created a shared dropbox folder where all family meeting notes and documents go, so they can pull […]

Organization and saving money

Organization and saving money

I am learning the hard way how expensive disorganization can be. Last year (sometime) we discovered that a camera cannot go through the washing machine and come out functional. It just doesn’t happen. So, when a camera is left in a pocket and that pocket endures the heat, agitation, and […]

Over the river and through the woods…

Over the river and through the woods…

Long time no post. That whole graduate school deal got in the way of my blogging! A while back I wrote a whiny rant about our lack of travel. We have decided to do something about it. The Dude’s dad got sick last month and it put the need to […]

Culture and recreation

Culture and recreation

First a bit of housekeeping to answer some questions that were posted to me. I am on a graduate stipend and working as a TA. The Dude is doing a distance program for his last year of undergrad and he has some grants and loans coming to him. After I […]

Books

Books

So, let’s start with textbooks. I am a student and have to buy books. If I purchased my books through my college bookstore and got all used, I would have spent $455 including tax. And that assumes I could find used. If I couldn’t find thme used in the bookstore, […]