Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pure Joy!!!

HEY there....


See how HAPPY I look here?



(Or, maybe I just look a little cross-eyed, or plain weird, but regardless...)

I just want to take a minute and SHOUT from the roof tops that I have submitted a completed draft of my THESIS!!!!!
No longer will I need to spend countless HOURS and DAYS here in a little corner of our local library, which I recently discovered they have named and dedicated in my honor!
"Kate's Corner for Getting IT Done"
Below the plaque, there is another sign that reads:
"Please, please leave this area available, so that Kate Agliata can forge ahead after taking two ridiculously long years to finally COMPLETE her Masters degree thesis. Your effort in finding another seat, will help her to get IT done, and free her, and her family from the heavy weight and burden of such work...Thank You."


Wow! Thank you local library! I am so touched!

I am sure I will still have to make many revisions...but in the meantime...

Thank you dear, dedicated husband for spending so many nights cooking and getting the kids bathed and to bed on time, and also for your having to go to work with wrinkled shirts because I had to work on this thesis, rather than iron your clothes....

Thank you poor, neglected children, who have had to listen to me repeat over and over, "just a few more minutes, and I promise I'll be done!" And for eating way too many peanut butter and jam sandwiches and scrambled eggs for dinner lately, because I couldn't take more than 10 minutes to cook you dinner....

Thank you dogs, for enjoying the bones I've bribed you with for the past several weeks so that you wouldn't keep bugging me to play with you...

Thank you friends and family for putting up with my cranky (and sometimes crappy) attitude...

Thank you truly awesome thesis advisor Dr. Town, for not losing your cool with me after I didn't submit anything to you for months and then asked you to edit something like 50 pages in a week or so...

And finally, Thank you me, for going after this in the first place...despite the huge lack of sleep, time, energy, or ability to get much of anything else accomplished in the last few months, I am very grateful for all of your hard work...You will be better off with this accomplishment under your belt.

Way to go!

8 comments:

Maggie said...

CONGRATULATIONS ! I never doubted that you would do this. I'm very proud of you. Two Georgia Southern accomplishments for two daughters in one week. I am happy.

Hope said...

Congratulations!

Elena said...

Awesome -- I'm so proud of you! Way to go! It's incredible that you completed this after TWO moves to different states and selling two houses, moving two kids and two dogs around. Ya hoo! Now go celebrate.

Head Lima Bean said...

yeah kate!!! welcome back to the world where you can live without thesis guilt, where you can read for fun, and where weekends may be spent in atlanta!

Lizzie said...

YIPPY SKIPPY!!!!!!

teachmama said...

hooray, hooray, hoooray!

What an up-and-down few weeks you've had, my friend!

This is happy, happy news--

Life Made Creations said...

Huge congrats to you!! I'm doing a little blog reading catch up and am so thrilled to hear this news from you!! Enjoy all your free time!

lifeissweet16 said...

This is one of the main reasons I have been very ambiguous about getting a master's, even though my current job would PAY for it!

Well, the thesis is part of it. The other part is the presence of geometry on the GRE.

Congratulations!