Back to School, Part II

Exactly one year ago I wrote a post documenting Ryan going back to school part-time to get his MBA.  I mostly talked about how bored I was going to be in the evenings without Ryan here.  In that post I mentioned that the first evening he was at school I had taken Bennett for a run, made dinner, took a shower, played fetch with Bennett and watched two episodes of Property Virgins on HGTV.  Looing back, not much has changed since then for me.  Let's see,  tonight I took Bennett on a walk, I poured myself a glass of wine and made a salad out of a bag for dinner.  Then I attempted to watch TV while Benny the Brat barked at me because I wasn't paying enough attention to him....

I had high hopes that while Ryan was at school and studying in the evenings I was going to become a novice photographer and that I would master all photohop skills.  Oh, and let's just throw in there that I was going to run multiple marathans because I had so much free time to run the past 12 months. 

Haha, lets get real here...  While I didn't quite accomplish the things above (I might have set the bar a little high...) I will say that I enjoyed taking pictures with my Nikon and learning the different settings this past year.  I will say that I learned a few tricks in Photoshop and managed to create my own blog header and edit my pictures.  Oh, and I will say that I ran my first half-marathon and signed up for another one which I'm pretty excited about.

So while I'm extremely proud of Ryan for earning his MBA and starting his second (and final!) year of the program I also want to note that I have accomplished a lot for myself in the course of the year.  Now I just just need to come up with some new goals for myself.  Maybe I'll crack open a few cook books and actually learn to make a few things around here.  Nah...let's be real here.  Frozen pizzas and cereal will always be in our future.  Sorry Ryan... :)


  1. Ski! We need to do a Picasa and Pinot class and go drink whilst painting :) Sounds like a pretty good time, huh?? Or you could take up sewing and make some little booties for your future bambinos!

    Just think how fast this last yeas has gone by and this next year will be the same! It'll be done before you've mastered your first baby blanket...

  2. Good for you for accomplishing some goals! It's always satisfying being able to cross some big things of your list!


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