Hello ALL Y'ALL
Figure it's high time for me to 'get in gear' and tell you about my life and some of the goings-on. One of the things that has amazed me is the dramatic increase lately in the numbers of viewers at Justin Dunes. 670 yesterday and at 9:15 this morning already 349! Interesting. And yet, there was not even 1 posting to the blog yesterday. . . not even one. Guess many are like me these days: so much going on and not much to comment upon.
In my case I have been doing a lot of nothing. . .just hangin' out. The end of the school year with completing my own work for the Masters in Psych, graduation, etc. . ..but leading up to that just finishing up with the three classes I have taught this year, time with the students and more time with their final exams and tallying all the grades fairly and mercifully . .LOL. . .then the seeminly endless 'paper trails', gratefully most can be done on spread sheets via the computer. . .but even that takes time.
Then finalizing all of the plans for beginning my doctoral work this coming September, plus finalizing the offer from the University for the coming year[s]. . . so besides my own classes I will continue to teach one Intro Psych class for the three terms 2011-2012 and then most exciting, working in/with the research/hands-on clinical work in case work, counseling, crisis intervention, etc, Both the teaching and the clinical work will fit requirements for the doctoral program.
So besides the stipend my work will also be for credit in the doctorate program. Plus the fact that the Psych Dept and the University awarded a substantial grant of funds for tuitions fees as
recognition for "outstanding academic achievement and service to the university community". I am very proud of this and very grateful for the great opportunities I have been given. When I reflect on it I realized how blessed I have been and am. . .and so I am tremendously grateful for everything.
I think I have mentioned this earlier. . ..who can remember?. . lol. .
Peter will resume studies in August being now in his junior year after a working hiatus for a couple years. . . .and. . ..daaaduuuuuh. .
at the same university in a Medical-Surgical Associate program, akin to the Nurse Practitioner, but in the field of leaning techniques and skills in working with/on the surgical team, licensed to do certain procedures, etc. An excellent program more young people ought to look into.
Plus, my grandmother, Mme Bouvier of earlier fame, has graciously, again, opened her home to both of us. What more could we ask for?!
So we;ve been doing a lot of planning and practical work for the Fall, just hanging out together, doing the beach between storms and rain. . . hehe. . secretly, being lazy. . .officially I am not working this summer. . . hower, there are always the go-fer and honey-do lists from Mom and Dad. .. mostly Mom, , , hehe.
Now that the "writer's cramp" has gone I have so many things I what to share with you all. . .and, as I just get going, I have to stop. There is a "Honey-DO". . .I have to do and get done for Mom.
Let me leave you for now with this video walk down Commercial St. from last summer. [No, I am not the tour guide. . .hehe ] Here's the link. . .hope you enjoy. . .your own virtual tour.