STAMP ON!!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

...tick tock...doc...tick tock...OMG

Thanks to many of you for being faithful and visiting...I have been stamping, but have not had an opportunity to post...or take pics...I have actually been carrying around a handful of things to photograph, but have been so dang busy...and CRAZY!! ...LOL ...because as the post title suggests, my clock is ticking down....NO, NOT MY BIOLOGICAL CLOCK!!! {thank God!} - it's my doctoral clock...I have to be done {or I AM finished!} by Thanksgiving {that's the OMG part}...I can register for next term, because in order to defend your dissertation, you have to be registered - but my writing and research have to be DONE...and then there's the publishing and all the other paperwork "stuff" that has to be finished...I do still stamp in between though, 'cuz you know it is therapy for my poor, tired brain...

Anyway - the schedule has been: up at 5 for school (to teach) - home between 3 and 5pm (if I am carpooling- its late) - maybe a short cat nap - dinner clean-up (you know I don't ever cook) and then off to Barnes & Noble, which is not even 5 minutes from my house...I plug in my laptop, put in my earphones, and work my butt off til mostly 10 pm when they close M-TH... Fri and Sat open to 11 - woo hoo! All that while drinking several Caramel Macchiatos ...and no...by the time I get home and fall into bed...I go RIGHT to sleep...no caffeine problems here! So - in the area? Stop by and give me a little happy break and say hi!! My sore butt will thank you! LOL

This has been a LONG time coming, and I am so ready to be done. I had to stop out in early 2000 right after I took my comprehensive exam due to Bob's cancer # 2 (we just finished #4 a couple of months ago)...and I went through a series of what is referred to as survivor's depression - and then when I finally got myself re-instated back in school, I found myself facing a brick-wall block...which I am thankfully busting through as we speak...even though its still there...I just keep on smilin' and workin'!!! So - after that long blathering, would ya do me a favor? Keep me in your thoughts and prayers that I get this DONE...you will have no idea what it will mean to me...so leave a comment and let me know your thoughts! Please...I can use it!

Oh - and by the way...Girls' Night Out tonight!!! 6:30 pm - be there or be square!!! LOL So you see - I WILL have lots of cards to post after tonight!!! TTFN!!

8 comments:

Kim Marie said...

Go doctor Go doctor....you can do it :) You can always sleep later....
;)
Kim Marie

Katie said...

Come on Maureen, you can do this I know you can. The end is in sight so just grit your teeth and keep going. It will be sooooo worth it. Come on,get those earphones on and get cracking mate!! I've done a couple of years of studying as a 'mature' student which I thought would never end and nearly killed me LOL!!I will think of you everyday.
Is there a doctor in the house? Ha, ha, yes there is.....it's you!!!

Katie
x

Kim said...

WOW - you exhausted me just reading about your day! Best wishes and you WILL be in my thoughts and prayers! You can do it!

lyzzydee said...

I don't know how you do it!!!!

LuLu said...

Ditto to all the comments above. You go girl - what an inspiration to us all.

ribenaruby said...

Keep smiling Maureen! I've sent you several emails to no avail,so I've had to leave this on here. Please reply. Best wishes to you. Ruby xx

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oh Maureen, I am so IMPRESSED! You GO girl!!! You always have such a positive, upbeat attitude...you CAN do it!!! Sending prayers up for you!

{{{hugs}}}

Wendy said...

What a long road, but it says something about you as a person that you have persevered and will accomplish this goal!! Hope you had a well-deserved night out, and I am looking forward to seeing you post your new cards!

Have a great day!
Wendy
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