Friday, November 19, 2010

Musings of a Grad Student at The Hop

 "Since Thanksgiving is coming up next week, let's use this week's Hop to share what we are most thankful for and what our holiday traditions are!" Excellent idea! 

At present I am most thankful that I am on break from school! This past week has been incredibly stressful. I had to write a paper, prepare a presentation (oh, how I loathe giving presentations! I thought I was going to puke before I started. Rapid heartbeat. Sweaty palms. Sooo glad that's over!), and choose a research topic (eek!). But it's all over now and I think I chose a great topic - video games in the library. I am thankful that I have the next few days to sleep and read about one of my favorite past times. 

I am looking forward to seeing my family for Thanksgiving. We alternate years between my husband's fam and my fam's gatherings. This year is with the in-laws. As I recall the last T-day at the in-laws, my father-in-law cooked the turkey and it was sooo salty. lol. We managed to eat plenty anyways. I suspect we'll be stuffing ourselves again this year while playing various types of games.


  1. Good luck with all of your school work! I love presentations or giving speeches.... but my mouth always gets really dry. Stupid nerves. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you don't have salty turkey!

  2. Have a wonderful break! I still have anxiety dreams about grad school, and I'm 4 years out! :)

  3. Hi! New follower here.

    I'm hopping by and wanted to say thank you for stopping by my blog, The Enchanted Book!

    I remember grad school and the stress--ugh! But it goes by so fast.

    Have a great hop and a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  4. Hopping through. Too bad about the salty turkey, but I think that turkey is generally the most boring part of Tgiving dinner. I prefer stuffing and pie.
    My Hop

  5. Happy Friday! I'm stopping by for the hop and follow Friday. I can't believe the holidays are so close. Were did the year go? I must be getting old. lol
    Have a great weekend!
    I'm an old follower.
    Romance Book Junkies

  6. Thanksgiving is my holiday. My oldest son's birthday is right at this time so it was understood that this would be my holiday to cook and have everyone over. We usually have the traditional Thanksgiving meal. I cook the dressing that my Mom taught me how to make. I love this time of year. I'm off from work almost the whole week. Love it!!

    Also writing as:
    Jadette Paige

  7. i sure dont' mind being done with school!

    i'm thankful that i'm not only done with school, but that I have a job I like.

    thanksgiving traditions at my house are food, food, and more food!

  8. New follower hopping through! Enjoy the salty turkey (hehe)! My blood pressure gets wacky if I take in too much sodium, so enjoy the turkey for me ;-)