Thursday, March 06, 2008

my cup runneth over

the deed is done, the pensky is gone. forms were signed, abstracts printed, copies handed over. in return i had my enrollment withdrawn and i got this:

yes, a cup. 5 years. 5 years of torture and grief and i get a cup. still, im not really complaining. the 5 years is over. life can start again.

im sorry i havent been commenting on other blogs, this first week of teaching has been hectic and life complicated by family illness (my father-in-law is in hospital in sydney. he has had a little stroke and they are trying to prevent a bigger one. fingers crossed he will be ok). now there are just not enough minutes in the day. i thought things would slow down once the pensky was gone but it appears as tho there were many trillions of things just waiting to rush back in!

catch up soon
k xx

9 comments:

amy said...

I hope your father-in-law is okay. Fingers crossed.

Caffeine Faerie said...

w00t! A cup! We get a keyring. :p

Hope your father in law is okay, and that things slow down for you soon. :)

Rose Red said...

Excellent. A cup to remind you of your years of agony. Heh! But a nice gesture.

Sorry to hear about your FIL, hope the hospital treatment works and that things settle down soon.

2paw said...

Perhaps the writing on the back of the cup says:Fill with Appropriate Alcohol and Drink. As Required!!!
Hope your FIL is getting better.
Teaching is very exhausting!!!'(Also, you are always asleep and in your pyjamas when I visit your blog!!)

Georgie said...

Humpf. In MY day, we didnt even get a pat on the back. Lucky to get permission to BUY our own cups. If we could afford to. Humpf.

So, no longer a student, hey? Yeehah!

Best wishes to your FIL and you both. Fingers crossed.

kms said...

yes i have been trying to catch up on my sleep 2paw, but i am a bit more awake today :)

Stell said...

hope FIL is ok, you are sorta-right, life just gets busier just when you thought it couldn't. If there ever was evidence of a higher power with a wicked sense of humor, that would have to be good evidence. I'm envious of the mug, I think I got a signed receipt to say they 'officially' received it. Do you get to fill the mug with drink and smash it Russian or Greek style at the ceremony?

Taphophile said...

I guess it's a nice gesture but really, what you deserve is fanfares and a ticker tape parade.

lilypotter said...

YAY! Good for you!
And I hope your FIL's okay.