March 26, 2010

Random Thoughts during the Final Weeks (of school)

Could these last few weeks of the semester possibly go any slower?  I mean, really.

Ok, so it's really not that bad, but I have almost no motivation left for homework.  I have an awesome schedule where I go to classes all day Mondays and Wednesdays (and one class on Fridays, and an evening class on Tuesdays), and I just work all day Tuesday, Thursday, and half of Friday.  It's great, because if I didn't have days where I don't really have classes, I think I'd go crazy.  I love the days when I just work all day because I feel more motivated and I feel like I'm actually doing something important.  Not to mention my coworkers are all so fun to work with.  And I'm so grateful for a boss who values me enough to petition BYU to let me stay here for the summer, even though I'm graduating.  (Normally BYU student employees can only work for 2 weeks after their graduation.)

Speaking of work, there are all kinds of changes going on there.  The whole organization (OIT- Office of Information Technology), which is the largest non-academic organization on campus, is going through a massive reorganization, and as part of that, my chunk of the office will be moving into a different department under a new manager.  I love my job, and I'm sure some things will change a lot (including the location of my office) but I'm excited.  I'm so glad I get to stay while all these changes are going on.  And I'll even get to train my replacement over the summer!  Lots of things to do!

I love looking at blogs of friends who are pregnant!  Soon-to-be-moms are so cute!  I have to admit I'm a bit jealous, and I hope I can be cute like them when I'm expecting.  I was curious about some things though, so the other day I decided to do some research on how much a baby costs.  Holy cow!  Babies are expensive!  I mean, diapers, a crib, carseat... that stuff adds up fast!  But then there's all the money that goes into the hospital stay and labor and everything too.  Good grief-- I don't know how these people do it!

Ok, but the things on my mind most: learning (or thinking about learning) the ballet terms for my final, doing the final draft of my 10 page paper on Hitchcock and Poe, doing the first draft of my 12 page paper on Tolkien symbolism, and writing 2 more picture book manuscripts, mastering the front walkover, and getting up the guts to try a front handspring on the vault.  Ugh.  Oh well, only two full weeks of classes left and then I'm done!

And the countdowns:
  • End of Classes: 19 days
  • Aaron's Birthday: 23 days
  • Mom and Dad visit: 26 days
  • Graduation: 28 days
  • Anniversary: 51 days
  • Harry Potter: 238 days


n8'swife said...

I hope that you're able to stay on through the end of the summer! Finding a good job, where you like the people is sometime difficult.

Babies are expensive! Luckily after you have one you own most of the necessary stuff!!

Katelyn said...

Ha ha ha. Thanks for thinking I look cute. ;) Yeah, I don't know how we pay for it either (especially with two). Guess that's what credit cards are for... Luckily Medicaid has covered all the medical expenses, and we have just spent all of our other money on baby stuff, but we are making it work, some how.

Good luck with all the homework stuff before you can graduate. You can do it!