Well, friends. I did it.
I advanced to candidacy! I am officially a PhD candidate – also known as ABD, or “all but dissertation.” Sure, I still have years of research and work ahead of me, but this is a major milestone. It means my committee liked my proposal enough to approve my project (with some alterations, of course) and send me on my way to do my own research. It’s the real deal, now.
To be honest though, I don’t think it was me or my proposal that won them over. I think it was Luisa’s version of Teddie’s apple cake, which I made last night with apples from a certain someone’s mom’s yard. Not only did the cake make the room we were in smell wonderful, it drew raves from everyone who tried it. Which means you should try it too.
I wish I had more to write about, but I’m exhausted, so instead I’ll give you a pretty picture or two of some apples. And tomorrow I’ll be up in Los Angeles all day, so who knows how much I’ll be able to write then (although you never know). I promise though – we’ll be back on track with recipes I’m not swiping from other blogs soon enough. Thanks for all your positive thoughts and for sticking with me.
But now, I’m going to go celebrate. And sleep.