Thursday, December 17, 2009

One left, and one year ago

One final left. (I saved the hardest for last. Wise, I know.)

This day last year was the day before I left for Jerusalem. What a night (it was one of the worst days of my life). Take two finals, rush home, pack my stuff, do my cleaning check**, check out of the apartment, pack what I needed for four months in the Middle East. I ended up not sleeping that night. And I missed my flight the next morning.

Thankfully, Dec. 17, 2009 has been MUCH calmer, for which I am extremely grateful.

**correction: I realized after I wrote this post that my heaven-sent roommate K-bob did my cleaning check that day. I didn't clean a square inch of the apartment. Kristen Zimmerman (now Skidmore) did it all. And during finals too. May she be blessed forever.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


this ratio just keeps getting better. I'm on the home stretch

And then...

And then there were four finals (done).
And then there were three finals (left).
And then there were two (days to take them).
And then there will be one (happy husband).

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

three to four

Dear Professors,
I'll only get married once.
To my coursework it certainly was a hindrance
And I know my scores portray me as a dunce.
Not getting C's is my preference
(after all, learning is of the essence)
And I tried. Whaddayathunks?

Monday, December 14, 2009

two down, five to go

I'm going to keep a running total of my finals. And I'm going to update the world of cyber space via this lovely blog.

bragging rights...I don't have them. yet.

I have 6 finals this week. :( I just took one. :)

And the fire alarm in the library just started going off. GAH!!!! Someone is going to die. (and it's not me, and it's not anyone by fire in the library either, I'm pretty sure.)


Update: I miscounted. Let's make that 7 finals. (good thing none of them are math-related or I'd be in real trouble)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

This talk is worth your time.

Last night I read this talk by President Eyring for one of my classes (my last reading assignment of the year!!). It was the perfect thing to end the semester on. He gave this talk, entitled "The Family," in a CES Fireside November 5, 1995, and reading it had a powerful impact for good on me. Anyone who needs a pick-me-up, a bit of heavenly perspective, or loves the family and the proclamation will want to read this sometime. I strongly encourage it when you have a few minutes.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Oh the Joys of Being a Student

This is pretty much how I feel right about now. (except I probably wouldn't go so far as to use the verb "hate")

Except, I'm not being forced to go to public school. I'm putting myself through this torture of my own free will. Why??

I'm so glad for finals week. ... To be over. :)

Louisiana here we (almost) come!!