Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Doctor is In

After nine long years of grad school (five in my current program; three on the east coast; one doing fieldwork), I am Phinally Done, having the requirements for a doctorate in my field by submitting my dissertation (all 429 pages of it, chock full o' fifty-cent words like soteriological, neoliberal, and epistemology!) last Friday.

So, after years of work at this august institution, what do you get?
(Besides a diploma, I mean, which won't be available until next spring...)

Just like going to the dentist, you get a lollipop!







I was dancing on air when I left the graduate degrees office, clutching the most expensive and coveted lollipop in history last Friday!

Mr. Barefoot and I spent the rest of the day enjoying our sunny back deck with friends I hadn't seen in months, since I'd been buried up to my neck in books.

We had cake from the spectacular La Farine...


and bubbly,
and plenty of G&Ts...


and a surprise viewing of the ringbearer outfit
for a nephew in Doc Water and Doc Bee's wedding...
How cute is that???

But, wait, it gets better...
Yes, it definitely needed a chapeau!
I believe that adorable yumminess is from here.

And that, dear and patient readers (thanks to those of you who stuck around!), is why this blog has been short on wedding planning goodness in recent weeks.

But fear not!

With Doc Water and Doc Bee's wedding just around the corner, Dr. Cowgirl's wedding to recap, a post about handmade wedding rings, and news about the dress, the invites, the flowers, and the DJ conundrum, and more to share, I'll get back in touch with my Inner Bride, and have my Wed Head back in no time.

Plus, Shoegate continues... I didn't fall for the sexy Chie Miharas, but neither did I find that ideal hip, funky, professional shoe.

And tomorrow is New Faculty Orientation.

Will I be Barefoot?

11 comments:

Bridechka said...

Congrats :)

LPC said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Yes, I know I'm yelling. But this is very exciting. New faculty orientation. Oh how amazing. And I love your big words.

Eco Yogini said...

congratulations!!!!!!!!

Marian said...

Congrats!! Such a huge accomplishment.

A.Mountain.Bride said...

Way to go!! I cannot cannot cannot freaking wait until I'm done either. Jesus.

now it's time for wedding mode :-)

One Barefoot Bride said...

Thanks, all! So sweet of you to hang in there!

@ A.Mountain.Bride: I bet! It's so sweet to cast off a huge burden like that. As my sister-in-law said "now you can turn all your attention to wedding planning." Yipes. I think having the dissertation as ballast was keeping me sane. The new job should work nearly as well, as ballast.

Peanut said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Bride in Exile said...

Congratulations!! Woo-hoo!! It's always so inspiring and encouraging to hear from someone who's made it through to the other end of the tunnel. Way to go, Dr. One Barefoot Bride!

Julia (Color Me Green) said...

Congratulations! You totally deserve the new title after all those years of work!

Klevy said...

nope, http://www.janieandjack.com

One Barefoot Bride said...

Thanks again!!!

And thanks for the correction, Klevy ... I'm fixing that link now.