Throwing out the last of my cell cultures!! Never thought that would happen. I still feel like this is only a temporary break and that I'll be back at it next week.
May 14, 2010
Well I'm finally starting to recover enough from the past few months of preparing for my thesis defense to sit down and blog again. After turning in my written thesis 2 weeks ago, I had to "defend" it on Tuesday morning. Basically I gave an hour long presentation and then met with my committee members for another hour discussing it. Then they sent me out of the room, talked it over, called me back in and my advisor told me, "your committee has agreed to accept your thesis, congratulations Dr. Bradke!!" and they all shook my hand. I'll never forget that moment. I'll have to post more later on how I feel about it all because it's still sinking in. I'm back home in new jersey now getting settled in. Callie cat moved down with me this time, so it really feels official that this is our new home now. She's settling in so well, I'm so proud of her. I have a lot to keep me busy until Brian gets home..which unfortunately keeps getting delayed and is now up to almost a week due to that stupid volcano. He is VERY ready to be home. Baby is doing well, I'm at 34 weeks now..can't believe we're getting so close to meeting her. I've still been feeling great. I'm at a point now where I'm hungry all the time but my stomach is so squished I can't eat much..which is an interesting balance. She's still moving around a lot, which I always enjoy. Can't wait for Daddy to get home to enjoy it will me! I have more pics from the day of my defense, but, for now, here are some of my last day in the lab. I thought about cleaning it up a bit for the photos but decided to just keep it real!