Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Oh, Mr. Postman!

I knew it would be a long day when the alarm sounded at 5:15 and I dressed for spinning. Immediately following class, I hurried home to shower and ready myself for the day then quickly headed to see my favorite dentist in all of Kansas City so I could gratefully accept her nitrous oxide in exchange for my cash. I dashed straight to work, though my smile was quite crooked. A long, achy-mouthed workday was to be followed by a Girl Scout meeting, but first I stopped by home, grabbed the mail and that is where this is all going...

My new favorite something in the mail came to my house today. It's been more than 20 years since I've seen one of these and to be honest, this was far more beautiful than any that I'd ever received. It was (drum roll please) a letter indicating I'd been awarded a scholarship for the 2009-2010 school year. I'm a little bit embarrassed to be writing this to you before I compose my thank you letter to the donor, but I promise that will be done before the sun sets tomorrow.

For now, though, I will toast myself and my new academic adventure (which starts in a mere six weeks) and how amazing it will be. Challenging beyond my imagination's reach, but a textbook example of how perfectly charmed my life is.


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Anonymous said...

how awesome is that! Yeah....I am really excited for you!