It's been anywhere from 25-35 hours each week on top of everything else The Big Guy and I have going. That's a lot of time. It's also time that I know will be worthwhile when all is said and done and I have my MBA in hand.
It's only a three weeks away. That's it- three weeks. It's hard to believe that a two-year project is so close to fruition. (Yeah, I use words like fruition in casual conversation now. Grad school does that sometimes.)
So, while I haven't been around much lately, I'm definitely planning on coming back and I have a lot of updates to pass on to you. For example, you may have noticed a new furry face at the top of the page. That's Lily. She's just about six months old today. We adopted her in March and she's been wagging her tail, trying to make Loki like her, and just generally being a very sweet and very smart puppy ever since.
Until there's time to write more, I will leave you with a picture of what grad school tends to look like at our house. I took this in the middle of a corporate finance quiz that I finished this afternoon, not a tornado. It's hard to tell the difference. I'm very much looking forward to the day when this table is back to it's normal use; holding snacks and cocktails when friends come over. It still does that from time to time, but not as much as I would like.
I have coffee, soda (Dr. Pepper from lunch), kleenex (boo, allergies), scratch paper, a pen, a highlighter, a boatload of lesson notes, a textbook, and the laptop. It's quite teh battle station. What you can't see are the sleeping and snoring puppies. What you can see is The Big Guy playing video games in the background- complete with headset on so that the room stays quiet so I can focus. The fact that I took this picture at all should tell you a lot about the quality of my focus today.
Again- three more weeks.