Monday, September 6, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
I will probably not blog again until I head to Michigan for vacation and then I will try and update when I am not sailing around Lake Michigan.
Wish me luck and I will try and catch up on reading all of your blogs when I can spare a few moments.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
It is super annoying and I am dealing with it. At least I now know why I have not been invited to a single event in almost a month, asked to do anything with my "friends", or even get a call or text from them. Glad we can all be grown-ups in graduate school.
Well, at least I have books to read this weekend and then lots of work to keep me busy next week. Hopefully they will come to their senses and at least start talking to me again.
I hope everyone else is having a better week than me. Guess I will just dive into work, do my own thing, and work on my patience through the Grace of God!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Just needed to vent and this doesn't even come close to it, but at least I got it out there.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Seems that the hot weather brings in great thunderstorms, so I guess it's not all bad. Thank goodness for the relief from the high temps. It's the coolest it has been at night in over a week (73 degrees) and hopefully still dropping.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Today I start a study that is going to last 28 days. It should take the next 8 hours to set up and start. Then I have to monitor and take data at specific time points over the next 4 weeks. When I'm not in the lab this week I need to be writing my qualifier. This is a 40-50 page document that is a literature review for my PhD project and acts as the first milestone for my research and degree progress. This is exciting, but this summer is going to be all writing and reading. At least I'm hoping that it will be complete by August so that I can take a little vacation before I present my literature review.
This afternoon there is a perspective student coming in that I will be hosting for the next 2 days. Should be interesting to try and host this students while trying to get everything else done for the lab. Guess I just need to get back into multi-tasking like I used to.
Then to top it all off, I will be teaching another student how to use a piece of equipment in my lab all Tuesday afternoon, have meetings Wednesday afternoon, Wed. night and Thursday afternoon that should total about 6-7 hours of fun.
Well off to be a busy gal this week. Hope everyone is enjoying their summers. Here it is in full swing with temps in the 90's and high humidity...thank goodness for air conditioning.
Monday, June 7, 2010
This morning I decided I would show them around the area and take her and her roommate around to some of the area waterfalls. We started with a visit to the Clemson campus and to my building where I work, then we headed to the Stumphouse Tunnel and Issaqueena Falls just north of Walhalla, SC.
We then progressed up to Whitewater Falls on the NC/SC state line. Then back to Lake Jocassee for a swim and to chill out. Now we are headed out to Greenville to have dinner and see the sights. I will post pictures tonight!
What a great day :)
Thursday, June 3, 2010
So the summer has started and the humidity and heat are never ending. We have had rain every day for the last week and the forecast calls for rain for the next 5 days as well. Although I am in the south and weather is like Michigan in that it can change in 5 minutes. I hope every one's summers are off to a good start and it sounds like Michigan has gotten some nice weather as well. I'm hoping that I can get my kayak in the lake this weekend and then continue to take little treks when I get the time. Summer is finally here for me and I intend to enjoy it now that class is done!
I miss the Midwest and the clean, crisp lakes. I can't wait to get up there in the end of August/beginning of September for a vacation. I'm hoping the weather will continue to be nice through Labor Day so that I can get some sailing in. Hopefully I can also come see people on my way through! Once I know dates I can start making plans to come see people.
I miss you all! Have a great summer and I will try and update more later.
Monday, February 15, 2010
I've got my first exam this week in Experimental Statistics on Thursday night. We get a cheat sheet so it shouldn't be too bad. We have quizzes in lab every week so I am expecting the questions to be like lab. Then I have to give a 45 minute presentation to my research group on Friday in preparation of a 2 hour workshop I will be giving in Mexico on March 4th and 5th. Then I also have another presentation I have to give on March 1st and a major project outline also due that same day, of which I have yet to start due to everything else.
Classes are interesting this semester, especially my engineering education ones, and should keep me on my toes through April. Once the semester is done I'm hoping I can make some progress on my qualifying exam and get that done before the fall semester starts up.
On another note, I am finding a small amount of time to have fun. I was able to get away on Tuesday evening to go see Wicked with some of the girls. It was really good and fun to get all dressed up for a night out on the town. Then this weekend my best friend Christy came into town and I hosted a wine tasting party which was a total hit.
Well I hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day and is keeping busy. Hopefully I will find more time to post once all my presentations are completed.