Monday, June 15, 2009
Well, it's been a while since I've posted and I'm sure a lot of you have been wondering how my thesis defense went...
It went great!!! I couldn't have asked for it to go better! The presentation went well, I was super prepared for the questioning, and the deliberation was less than 5 minutes! Yay! I had a few minor revisions (typos really) and I finished those up in time to go through the convocation ceremony! My supervisors were really proud of me too, which is awesome! So, now my MSc is done, and right now I'm doing a bit of contract work, deciding whether to jump right into a PhD or to look for a permanent job and work for a while. Any advice here would be super!
On the diet and exercise note, I've dropped off the face of the planet... I really need to get back into things. I haven't stepped on a scale in a long time, but I am guessing that I gained a lot of what I had already lost back. I'm starting to watch what I eat and starting next week (I have company coming this week from out of time) I am going to begin tracking faithfully. I've also decided that I am going to start going to the track and begin jogging. Again, this will probably not start until next week, as taking an extra hour or whatever out of my day when company is here can be a little rude... but I will make myself a schedule and stick to it this time. With the thesis out of the way, it shouldn't be a problem to stick to a schedule.
On another note, my grandma is still in the hospital, and won't be going home. They have assessed her and decided that she needs to go into a full care facility, and won't be able to leave the hospital until a space becomes available. This is quite sad, but it will definitely be a good thing for her, as this is the 3rd time in 3 years that she's been in the hospital. She is really up and down, but overall, she is doing a lot better. She isn't mobile yet, but she is mentally a lot more with it than she had been. This is good news.