I decided to not change over to the smart phone…
But now my flip phone won’t reprogram…
Got a new battery for my smartphone, it is now working perfectly. Except I decided to transfer my new # to this phone and it’s not going so well. Should be better by tomorrow. (At least it better be….)
I have to say I’m rather excited to be seeing the boyfriend for the first time in almost two months this weekend.
I don’t like to think of myself as someone who lusts after material things like shoes…but…
Today I tried on an amazing pair of four inch heels that were actually comfortable. Too bad I couldn’t reconcile buying them for the price they were. If I had actually had a reason to buy them I might have…but without a reason I left the shoe store empty handed.
On the other hand, I managed to find a nice bikini that wasn’t too expensive , and looked good on me. Woo!
So, yesterday was a thing…
As I posted about last week, my uncle’s mother in law passed away, and her wake was yesterday. Being the supportive family that we are, we went.
It was nice, as wakes go. After a two hour drive in the rain to Mount Vernon, New York, I got to see my Uncle, who was holding up far better than I expected and some extended family that I hadn’t seen since I was four.
And then my dad’s sister showed up.
I don’t talk a lot about my Aunt. I don’t know her very well. To me, she’s the woman that gave me my first Barbie doll (yuck) and my copy of How the Grinch Stole Christmas (yay). My parent kept her at arms length because she has problems and they didn’t want to have to deal with her while raising me.
So yesterday was the first time I had seen her in about six years. My parents were nice to her, my uncle pretty much ignored her, and I updated her on what was happening and she went on her way, not making the scene my parents and uncle thought she might make. It was sufficiently awkward and left me feeling odd afterwards.
The wake itself was a nice enough affair. I managed to hide my lack of Catholic knowledge pretty well (knowing the Lord’s Prayer helped). It was nice seeing so many people out to celebrate the life of Mrs G. I barely knew her, but she certainly left a mark on the people she left behind. I, personally, don’t believe in an afterlife, but if there is one, I hope she finds it pleasant.
farfromthepacific said: I’ve looked into it too. It’s such a big commitment
It is…but I also kind of want to do it… I’m conflicted. I want to go out into the real world, but I also want to study Renaissance Lit more than I already am. Plus I really like the idea of becoming a master of a subject. But then again…I’m not sure I want to be in school for another 3-5 years (or maybe even more, my dad has a friend that took 20 years to get his PhD).
I’m going to apply to a few schools, see if get in, see if I can afford the cost and the time commitment and then see what happens from there.
The fact that I’m now spending time looking at grad schools and wondering if I can get in to them is kind of surreal. As is the fact that a year from now I’ll be a college graduate.
Also, the fact I’m considering pursuing a PhD is weirding me out. Especially a PhD in English….
quietmylove said: IM GETTING ANOTHER LSAT PREP BOOK TONIGHT. we can be prep buddies. when are you taking the GRE?
Sometime at the beginning of next semester!
Today I went with my mom to pick up her new business cards, got a GRE prep book, almost bought a bikini (it was a tad too small and my mom thought I was falling out of the top, but damn, I looked good in it) and helped my dad with yard work.
Tomorrow is Mom’s birthday (I can’t believe she’s 61) and I will be baking her a cake and Dad and I will hopefully be taking her out to dinner.
Saturday, we’ll go see the new Star Trek movie, and hopefully do something else nice for her….
Because Sunday is going to suck. My uncle’s mother-in-law passed away and her wake is on Sunday. As his only blood relations, my dad tells us that we’re obligated to go. And we are, because he’s a wreck and he needs us.
It’s a jam packed couple of days.