Saturday, June 26, 2010

Silent treatment

So glad to find out I am back in high school all of a sudden. Apparently I made someone frustrated and they won't tell me why or what I did to frustrate them, but now it has spread to my "family" of friends and nobody will talk to me or look at me. Should we not be adults and confront or inform the person so that they know what they did and can correct it? Is that not how we learn from our mistakes?

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


Frustrated, annoyed, betrayed. That is how I am feeling right now. I miss my sisters, true friends, and the great times I used to have hanging out on the couch at the house, being with great friends, or chillin' with the girls.

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

Hot & sticky

That's what our weather is down here. HOT! It is supposed to be 97 with a heat index of 105. Just glad that there is AC everywhere I go. Please send cool thoughts my way as I sweat away the day.

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

Busy week ahead

This week is going to be busy, busy, busy...

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

Visit from my sister

Megan (my sister) is on a 6 week tour around the US and Canada visiting friends and seeing the country. She has made it all the way across the Southern United States from Phoenix, AZ to me in Central, SC. She arrived at 10pm last night and we got to catch up while she did her online class she is taking. We finally went to be about 2 am.

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.
Megan and her roommate Nicole

Issaqueena Falls
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

I know, I know

Sorry I have not posted in so long. It's just that the end of the semester seems to always be so hectic. Then I took a two week intensive class called Implantology, really just animal surgery for biomedical implants. It just finished up on Tuesday. So I am officially done with "real" classes until next January. This means that I now need to make great strides in research and complete my qualifier by October in order to be on track to graduate in 4 years.

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.