Thursday, July 17, 2008

gifts

i have spent a lot of time in blogland bitching and moaning about the horror that was the final stages of the pensky file. it helped me a lot to be able to do that at the time, and although i havent forgotten the terrible times i had, i am also aware of how amazing it is that little old me, with all the skeletons in my closet, yesterday was admitted into one of the highest levels of academia. (dont get me wrong, i am not interested in all that elitist status stuff, but it means a lot because of where i have come from and what it took to get there!). so now this hangs on the wall:

i have been very lucky. i couldnt have done it without a whole lot of support, and i had a great day yesterday celebrating that. trent took some great pics of the actual ceremony with me giving my Vote of Thanks speech (which everyone seemed to like) and having fun at lunch afterwards.

and as if the gift of the phd and the company of great friends was not enough, i got given some lovely presents. i am not usually a label queen but i am a little excited about these two:

and the most stunning flowers:

and of course love, support and friendship. despite the horror, it has already been worth it. i hope trent starts to realise its all over now. there will be no more. i promise! now its his turn....ha ha ha....

k xx

11 comments:

TinkingBell said...

Yay!! You!

What great gifts and for you Dr Kylie and big hug and congratulations!

Michelle said...

I am So Proud of you, Dr K!! What an awesome finale to a very trying era of your life! And now it's over! The sense of freedom must be truly overwhelming.

Tell Trent the photos are GREAT!

amy said...

Congratulations! All official now. Good for you!

Rose Red said...

Congratulations Dr Kylie!!

Love the gifts - I might just have to get a red iPod nano myself!!! Will check out photos now!!

Olivia said...

Congrats Dr Kylie M Smith! Photos are fantastic and I especially love the hat.

Caffeine Faerie said...

Dr Kylie, you just made me cry with happiness that it's all over and done and you have a nice little certificate to prove you survived. YAY!!!!!!!

And what lovely gifts too - madmoiselle is a beautiful parfum -and the nano - NOICE!

I hope everything pays off fruitfully in the end - (i.e. Your new job is great!)

PS: awesome photos!

Fernicle said...

So proud of you Dr Kylie!

I happen to wear Coco myself, good choice!

Will read your speech and check out trent's photos now...

xxx

metal and knit said...

Congratulations Dr Kylie... now I can say I have knitted with a real Doctor from the Uni.

Bells said...

Hooray for Dr Kylie! Now we can call you Dr K, just like we call George Dr G (well, some of us do).

LOVE the nano. In red!!! Sean tried to get me a red one but they were sold out. It's lovely!

Georgie said...

I'm so very proud of you Dr K! Warmest congratulations and very well done on surviving the whole process! Youve done it in style. Onwards!

Jejune said...

Congratulations!! Just think - you never have to do that again :D

Great pressies - and very well deserved. Great photos too!