Monday, June 21, 2010

The One where the Gang gets Paid to hang out with me

Wow, it's really been almost a month since I last posted! Luckily, it's not because I sunk into a deep depression or died or anything...just that I've been busy.

It's true! I've been busy - I have friends! It has been so great since Dan left. Even though I knew that I had friends beforehand, I have had SO many people ask me to hang out with them since he left. I don't know if he's paying them to do this or what, but it's just great. And my sister, mom, and grandma visited last week too, so between spending time with them and all my other activities, I have actually been doing okay rather than just sitting around alone being sad.

So I'm doing okay. I really miss Dan and I really don't want to do this until December. I think he feels the same way. But on the other hand, we are surviving and I know we will survive until then even though it's not that fun. And in the meantime, I'll try to see the positives in this situation, such as finding out how many friends I really have down here. :)

Dan's job is going well, and I don't know, I feel like he should be the one to tell you about it but he claims he's too busy to post on the blog. Sigh... Oh well. So, he's basically going to be the project manager for two small medical clinics that his company owns. As far as I can tell, he's doing great so far and has already been nicknamed "Doogie Howser" by the people he works with, so that's kind of cool. (Or not cool, depending on your opinion of NPH...)

In other extremely exciting news, I will be defending my dissertation proposal on Tuesday, July 13th. This is a big deal and I'm so excited to be at this point in my dissertation. Actually, most of the work is still ahead of me, but defending my proposal means that I can get started on all that work rather than just sitting around worrying about it.

So in a nutshell: yay for family visits, yay for friends, yay for proposing, boo for living in a different city than Dan.

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