6.24.2010

Time to Celebrate!

I passed!  I am so happy!  It was such a peaceful day the day prior and all leading up and through the meeting.  I seriously only got nervous for less than 2 minutes the whole time (and the mtg turned out to be 2 hrs!)  It was a miracle!  Normally I get so dehydrated and my heart races!  I knew it was the prayers, I was just so covered by them.  Thank you all so much!

My committee is so awesome!  I love them!  They were interested, and had brilliant ideas.  Their feedback was helpful.  They were not critical.  In fact, the main feedback I got was something I wanted to do and my advisor didn't want me to do-so I now I get to do it.  Basically, I wanted to put my opinion front and center.  He wanted me to be more fair and balanced.  Now that I can do it, I feel more genuine with my writing and even better about my project than before. 

The only thing that is a bummer is I need more data than I have.  The district has it, so it is just a matter of getting it from their system, but the district can be less than helpful.  I may have to wait until the principal's secretaries come back (they arrive first, but still they are gone already for another month or so). Not that I don't have plenty to keep me busy until then, reworking what I already wrote, but still...My committee and I are not sure I will get done by October (my previous goal), but it is still worth shooting for.  It's going to take a lot of focus and discpline!  I can't imagine doing this when the new one arrives, all sleep deprived and obvious priority shift, so hopefully I can make this work.  Other than that peace of information, it went better than I ever could have hoped for!

I was able to celebrate with my coworkers at lunch after, and then my mom and I got pedicures!  She surprised me with flowers and candy bars (I have such a sweet tooth!)  It was so nice of her!  I had a girl's night already scheduled, so then I went straight to see my college friends for dinner.  It was a great day!  The only bummer was my cell phone got lost over the weekend.  I had to finally give in and pay my insurance deductible and got a loaner phone.  But, I have no contacts in this temp phone.  So yesterday, I got all these sweet texts, and I had no idea who was sending them!  And I only had a few numbers written down to tell the good news.  Normally, I could have updated my blog and facebook from my phone, but not with the loaner-augh!  So sorry for the delay.  There is good news on that story too though; despite an outrageous deductible, they upgraded my phone times two because they were out of mine.  I told dh it is still a crummy brand of phone, but now I have the deluxe model!  I have joined the world of 3g, and hopefully my battery will make it through the day now.  One can hope. :) 

Thanks again for all the sweet comments and prayers!  I am floating today.  Hopefully, now, I won't wake in the night with lists of to do's floating through my head.  That is the worst!

18 comments:

Ann - Building a Nest said...

Great job, J!

mrsblondies said...

I'm so glad that it went well and you passed.

Rachel said...

This must be such a relief for you. Congratulation !!

ALIVEINHOPE said...

Praised be Jesus Christ! Glad to hear the news!! : )

Angela said...

Yay!!! Congratulations on passing! I'm so happy for you!! All that hard work paid off! :)

Leila said...

Yippee!!!! Well done and congratulations, sister!

Sissy said...

Yay! Yay! I know you are glad to be done with that meeting.

Grace in my Heart said...

Yay, Congrats!!!

Jill said...

I knew you would do great :) That is wonderful that you weren't nervous- you were so prepared! Can't wait to celebrate with you next week over breakfast and a play date :)

Sorry about your phone :( What phone did you get? Those android phones can mess up a lot so if it does take it in ASAP and demand a new one. I went through 3 before I got one that worked well.

Congrats again and thanks for the amazing (as usual) advice on my blog - my dad will be happy too :)

Kaitlin @ More Like Mary said...

Congrats! That's gotta feel so good!

Amazing Life said...

YAH!!!!! So excited for you!!

Karen said...

Yahoo! This is awesome! So happy for you!

Joy Beyond the Cross said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!

allyouwhohope said...

Congrats!!!

the misfit said...

Congrats!!!

Hebrews 11:1 said...

Woo hoo congrats! I knew you would pass!

Mrs. Mike said...

Congratulations on this huge achievement!!!

Maria Therese said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you!



Thinking of you and praying for you, your hubby, and your unborn baby!

May I ask you a question? Do you really think that diet and exercise makes a difference in being able to conceive? Or not?

This weekend my hubby is finally taking me to the St. Gianna Shrine in PA! I can't wait to go! I am so excited!!

Could you please pray for me? I feel very sad and discouraged right now, like I will never be able to conceive. I feel almost that I've been abandoned by God. If you could pray for me, I'd really appreciate it! Thank you so much!!

Love,
Maria