27 August 2011

The End of Summer and a Chapter in my Life

In the month since my last posting many more things have happened.

We did go see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2. It was AMAZING!!!! I loved the whole thing it was great. There was however a small moment of stress in which I wasn't sure that we were going to see the movie on the night we had purchased tickets. Here is what happened: the reel broke in the theater we were to see the movie in and when we tried to exchange our tickets we were first only told that we could exchange them for another night. As crazy as this might sound, I began to tear up a bit :). Therefore, my wonderful husband Nathan asked if there was any way we could still see it that night at a different time, this was fine with them so crisis averted, yay! The next week we went to see Captain America, which was nice.

At the end of July my parents came into town and we all assisted my sister and brother-in-law finish up some last minute packing and ate at some new to us local restaurants.  My sister and brother-in-law have moved far far away to the great land of Chicago, IL. It was sad to see them leave but hopefully they will return next summer after Preston's internship is completed.

We first went to Farmer's Daughter which is near Greeneville. It was a long ride out there but well worth it, the food was served family style and very delicious. The following day we went to Ridgewood barbque in Elizabethton. That food was beyond amazing good. We ordered a blue cheese bowl which was HUGE and goes perfect on fries and the sandwich. The barbque in the sandwich seemed like a pound! I was surprised I ate the whole sandwich plus many fries and some beans that Nathan and I shared. Needless to say I wasn't hungry the rest of the day, haha. One bit of interesting trivia is that in telling my mother-in-law about eating at Ridgewood she informed us that his father's grandfather, Nathan's great-grandfather, John Proffit, is the person whose receipes are followed to this day at Ridgewood.

The month of August was more working and doing little things around the house. I have completed crocheting two of my Christmas gifts and a baby blanket for my niece Emily which is going to have her baby girl any day now. The one big thing for this month is that a big chapter of my life has come to a close. Yesterday, August 26, 2011, was my last day of employment with Walgreens. I began working for them on October 3, 2006. The purpose of me leaving is two-fold. First, I'm nearing the completion of my bachelor's degree and will be required to do more observations in schools and I am working with one of my professors on a research project that will provide me with some experience with research to help me once I continue my education for a masters or a doctorate. Secondly, I'm tired of working and going to school at the same time. I have been doing this for three years now. My goal is to finish up in no more than 4 semesters which means I would graduate in May 2013.

Monday, August 29, 2011, will begin the fall 2011 semester. I'm so excited about this. It will be such a fun and busy time. The classes I'm taking consist of: health and safety with young children, guiding young children, creative development of young children, designing physical environments, developmental psychology, and early literacy. I'm really excited about the early literacy class due to my love for reading.

Well, I believe that is about it for now.

1 comment:

  1. This will be an exciting year for you! Glad that you are enjoying school and you have this great opportunity to be a part of the research with the prof. Good luck and enjoy!