Archive for September, 2010

Water Sampling!

This past Friday, I volunteered to help out with the Wabash Sampling Blitz.  I had no idea what to expect, but it was so much fun!

Our little group of three drove south a ways into the middle of the country and got dirty (literally) in some of the Wabash streams.  We brought back some water samples and did a few tests (pH, temperature, chlorine, copper, etc.) right in the stream.

It’s definitely something that I’ll volunteer for again in the future!  :)

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hard workin’

Damn, almost a month since my last update?  The return of classes has been hardcore taking over my life!  Y’all will be happy to know that I’m being really productive, though.  I feel so much better about myself when I’m getting something done.  If I find myself spinning my wheels, I tend to become really anxious.  I mean, being stressed out and overworked isn’t great, either, but at least I can enjoy the relaxation guilt-free when those chunks of time end.  The gorgeous fall weather moving in keeps me happy, too.  :)

I had my first commitee meeting this week, and it went really well.  (Your committee is a group of professors who will eventually judge your thesis when you defend it and decide whether you graduate or not.)  My committee members are really nice and helpful, and they liked my project ideas a lot.  Being the type who’s really helped by set milestones, I feel so good about having it done.

Other than that, there’s not too much going on around here!  I’m getting as much knitting done as I can when my nights aren’t full of work or studying.  :)

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