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Monday, May 07, 2007

good news, but less knitting

About 10 days before moving to our new house, right when I should have been packing and finishing up last-minute projects at the new house, I had a bright idea. "I should apply to grad school. Right. This. Very. Minute."

Let's not discuss the fact that I have been making noise about going to grad school for the past 5 years or so. All of the sudden, I decided that it needed to happen NOW.

So, I signed up for the requisite standardized test, filled out an application, wrote a personal statement, convinced my boss and my boss' boss to write letters of recommendation, and sent it all in. Before long, I was admitted!

Classes start in two weeks. It's been 7 years since I've been in school. Yikes! Do I still remember how to study? More importantly, do you think I can get away with knitting socks during class?

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15 Comments:

  • Congrats on getting accepted, and horray for starting! What are you studying?

    By Anonymous katie, at 4:51 PM  

  • Well! That was quick. Normally isn't this a very fraught process that takes months?! Anyway, yay!

    You can do it. Like riding a bike, it'll all come back. :-)

    By Anonymous Beth S., at 4:57 PM  

  • wow, congrats! that's a big decision!

    By Blogger gleek, at 6:46 PM  

  • Congrats!! Hey, when you get the urge, you have to go with it. My experience was that the "older" students (those who hadn't just gone straight through from high school) always did MUCH better than the "traditional" studens - we knew what our alternatives were, plus we were spending our own money. You'll do great!

    By Blogger Chris, at 6:48 PM  

  • Congratulations!! I hope that you enjoy summer school.

    I meant to tell you that I drove by your house the other week -- we took the kids bowling on a rainy afternoon and went by on the way home. It wasn't intentional, but after we went by the high school and I could see the carnival up at the middle school, I remembered you'd just posted a photo of the view from your window. Don't worry, I am not stalking you and I have not been by since then!

    By Blogger Susan, at 9:22 PM  

  • I don't know about the sock knitting, but good luck with it. I'd keep it handy just in case. ;-)

    By Blogger Rhonda, at 10:43 AM  

  • How exciting! Of course you can knit in class! Just sit in back and set up your tape recorder! As far as making noise for 5 years then having to do it NOW... when the time is right we do. Til then, we talk!

    By Blogger 5elementknitr, at 11:14 AM  

  • Congratulations on getting into grad school and for making the decision! Sometimes it works that way.

    Wooden or bamboo knitting needles, quiet and no one will know you are at it.

    By Blogger Dorothy, at 1:21 PM  

  • CONGRATULATIONS! That's wonderful.

    By Blogger Julie, at 3:21 PM  

  • Congrats! And honestly, knitting will be way less disruptive than folks clicking on their laptops, IMHO.

    By Blogger RandomRanter, at 6:19 PM  

  • Congratulations!! Good for you.

    By Blogger Ruth, at 9:52 PM  

  • Wow, that's a lot of changes at once! Sometimes it takes one major change to kick-start others you've been wanting to do. Congratulations!

    By Blogger Jofrog, at 7:40 AM  

  • Hey, congratulations! I did a similar thing a few years ago - grad school, wedding, house, marathon training all at once. It was crazy but you can do it!!!! I came over here from FemiKknitMafia. I love that you helped her graft a toe on the phone. If you can talk s/o through that, you can do anything! :-)

    By Blogger Elinor, at 2:09 PM  

  • Congratulations! How exciting.

    I think you can probably get away witht he knitting. Have fun.

    By Anonymous Rebekah, at 3:31 PM  

  • Congratulations! :)

    What school?

    By Blogger Jena the yarn harpy, at 10:34 PM  

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