Vacation: Had a blast. Bought more clothes than anyone should buy on vacation, but I get cold easy and it was raining, so I got soaked. 3 sweatshirts, 1 jacket, 2 hats and a pair of gloves and a pair of MouseEars. No t-shirts in that bunch, which would be the normal souvenir. Lowlight: The entrance to Toontown floods (quickly) and, of course, there is only one exit/entrance. We ended up having the staff take us and about 40 other people through the backlot to the main area of the park. Highlight: The boys were incredibly well behaved and we all had a good time.
School: I graduated! I now have a Master's of Computer Science, with a concentration in Software Engineering. I ended up attending graduation and had a good time. My mom and grandma attended, as did nuts_mom, her two boys and her sister. I got an A in the final class, so I did end up graduating with a 4.0! Woo! Made up for the subterranean undergrad GPA (2.555). Apparently, I can succeed when I put my mind to it.
I am going on for a second master's – this time in Computer Engineering. But 5 of computer science classes count toward it and I've already taken one other class, so I only have 5 classes left to go and I should finish by Thanksgiving. So I can see light at the end of the tunnel.
Cats: Spook had a sore on his neck and required two vet visits this month for it. Total spent: $200. I love my cats, but I don’t know what it is about Spook and Boo, but they have had more vet visits than any other cat I’ve had. They were fine left home alone for 5 days. Only major mischief I discovered was the breakage of a pack of lightbulbs that had been in a cabinet – broken glass was scattered from one end of the basement to the other. They didn’t eat the fish, even though I told them they could. The fish did their normal and multiplied.
Knitting: Not so much this month. A few more inches on my Irish Hiking Scarf and I’ve started a new pair of socks. (With the same yarn Kathy is using.) I've also ordered the yarn for a bear my mother wants me to make. I ended up spending some of my graduation gift on a swift and a ball winder. Apparently, it didn't take me long at all to discover that I could really use those tools.
Project Spectrum: I have my March project started, but it will be slightly late. March went so much faster than normal for me this year! I'll do March and April's projects together.
Family: My half-sister (we share a dad) is visiting my parents this week with her four girls, so I'll be going up to see her tomorrow after work. It will be the third time in my life I've seen her, and the second I'll remember (age 3, age 14 and age 27). She grew up with her mother and is six years older than me.
House: My dad told me to buy the new sinks, faucets and vanities that I want for my bathrooms and he'll put them in this spring. Yippee - a chance for quality in my bathroom and an end to the eternally leaking faucet! And along the lines of water related stuff - my garbage disposal broke. It looks like the screw holding the blade rusted through. It ground in the motor and finally stopped working. My dad said he's willing to replace that this weekend. I love my dad.