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I probably should name this…

Right, so that whole posting to a blog thing – you actually have to sit down and do it, don’t you??

I told you guys, I’m terrible at this.  But there are some exciting things to share with everyone.

So, number 1 – I GOT INTO GRAD SCHOOL!  Honestly, it wasn’t a huge stress factor as I made it out to be.  I’m sure I had glowing recommendations from the people I requested and I had a fairly good GPA from Seton Hill when I graduated.  However, about an hour after I got the letter, there was a sinking feeling in my stomach about how the hell I was going to pay for this – donations anyone??  Haha, kidding (only kind of) but I’ll figure it out.  As Amy told me, I have to think of it as an investment in myself. 

Second exciting thing is I got cast in a show with Stage Right out of Boyd Community Center.  It’s called The Musical of Musicals (the Musical).  It’s mainly exciting because, really, I’ve done musicals before, but this is the first one where I’ll be playing a large role.  It’s also a tiny cast (4 actors and the pianist), but still…it’s exciting for me.  Like the first validation of my singing talent.

Also, I’ve decided I want to start a weekly book review – hopefully it will encourage me to read more (and post more) and actually hone in on my reviewing skills.  My book review skills are actually kind of pathetic for as well as I did in English and how often I read.  But practice makes perfect, right?  So, once I figure out when I want to do them, I’ll start posting them regularly.  And maybe posting them on Facebook – eek!

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Suzy Homemaker

So, folks, sometimes I get uber domestic and do something really crafty like this:

IMG_0882Now, don’t get all impressed and think I did this all in one day – hell no!  This took about 3 months.  But I’m uber proud of it and will show it off to the world.

And then I also did this:

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Those, my dear friends, are pumpkin gingersnap cookies, already for “Thanksgiving” dinner at the farm on Saturday.  Yum!  Now, least you think I am a baking goddess and many praises should be laid at my feet, the recipe for these little delightful balls of bliss actually came from Two Peas and their Pod (the link takes you directly to the recipe).  BTW, the four missing from the far cooling rack probably ended up in my stomach when it was just poor cookie dough – but cookie dough doesn’t have calories, so I’m in the clear, right???

There is something actually kind of enjoyable about sitting there kind of comatose and knitting a bunch of rows or throwing things in a bowl and seeing it become something that you can share and bring enjoyment to other people lives.

I’ve come to realize though, I’m a bit of a stress baker – not that these cookies were the result of a stress baking.  Back in April, one of my college roommate lost a battle with drug addiction and when Candice (who had been her best friend growing up) got home that night, there was food galore in that house – including a recipe for buttermilk pie that wasn’t terrible.  However, I can see stress baking becoming a huge factor in the next couple of months because…

…I’m applying for grad school (you all thought I was going to say Sam and I got engaged, didn’t you?  Natch, not yet kiddos!)  I’m only applying to two programs and I don’t know that they’re particularly difficult to get into.  My biggest concern (at the moment) is the math section of the GRE I’ll have to take to get apply to the program at Pitt.  Send up a prayer for me?

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