Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Day of Reckoning

The day of reckoning has come and gone, gentle readers (if there are any of you left). On Friday I successfully defended my thesis dissertation, and I'm now (almost) a Ph.D. All I have left to do is finish revisions on my written dissertation and turn it in. As of Dec. 10th, I'll be Ady Hahn, Ph.D. However, I'd prefer to go by Dr. Mommy.

It seems almost too good to be true that I'm done with graduate school after 6 1/2 years. With all the problems I had with my thesis project, I never thought I'd finish. But I did, and I'll probably get two publications out of it. Whether I ever use my Ph.D. again is another question. I'm moving into another phase of life--motherhood. At the very least, I will be able to teach my son the intricacies of fruit fly vision.

My pregnancy has gone surprisingly well. I would never have been able to finish school if I had been put on bedrest for the last few months, so I feel truly blessed. My husband and I are frantically getting ready for our son's arrival in about two weeks. Immediately after my defense, we went shopping for a crib. We spent Saturday putting the nursery together.

Well, I'll have time now to blog in between frantic attacks of the nesting response. I wish I could have blogged the election. With a candidate like John Kerry, there were so many comedic possibilities. Sigh! I didn't even get to gloat in front of my liberal co-workers since I was stuck in the dark recording from fly eyes all that week.

I'm looking forward to catching up with all of you, so feel free to drop me a comment or email. I have to stop typing now because my co-dependent cat Omni is sleeping on my arm....

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