or windy kitchen, PhD, or just plain old windy kitchen…I won’t mind 🙂
My dear readers (if I haven’t lost you yet), as of July 12th, I am officially a doctor!!! There is still research to wrap up, thesis to format, but it feels a lot easier to do it now without the stress of the dissertation defense and the uncertainty of ever graduating. And yes, to my dear friends who kept repeating that I will graduate, I knew my committee will most likely sign my paper, but this still didn’t make the process any less stressful. And yes, most likely very few people will ever read my thesis, but I still had to write it and put up with all the annoying little things of formatting it…and not to mention the dreaded moment when my laptop decided to lose one of my chapters two days before my thesis was due to the committee!!! Thank you, FileAngel, for recovering it and keeping me sane enough to actually make it through the last few months of my PhD. Fortunately, I survived, and I really have my friends and family to thank for it. I have truly been blessed with wonderful people in my life and their support and patience through out the last few months are much appreciated. I am very grateful to have you in my life 😉
Here is a picture one of my friends snapped during the post-defense celebration:
– this delicious blueberry cake (without the rhubarb). I am convinced my friends bought an excess of blueberries for my defense party just so there will be enough leftover for me to make this cake 🙂
– the grilled version of this steak and the chimichurri sauce…I saw people even dipping kettle corn in the sauce, it is that good!
– this mango salsa, perfect for summer BBQs 😉
– another favorite side dish of mine is this potato salad
Hope everyone is having a great summer! I am looking forward to catching up with some of your blogs 😉