I cannot believe the DDF deadline was extended - that was the best surprise ever! I need that extra week!
I am making progress on the application, but the draft of my study needs work. I will just have to see how it turns out. I have the rest of the application complete.
Progress in other areas: completed 8132 coursework; working on incomplete paper (due Dec. 19th); finished degree proposal, just need signatures; studying for exams; NRC done!
Oh! I met with Joan last week and she had a brilliant idea. I take the LT exam on Jan. 9th. I have the option of taking a second timed exam that afternoon from my "outside" members (you and Cynthia). I need to ask David if he would be OK with me taking two timed exams and a week take-home, instead of the extend-o literacy exam. If he says yes, then my written exams will be finished by Jan. 17th. I could schedule my orals soon after and have more time to work on my thesis proposal - having it ready by the early March DDF deadline. Even if I am not nominated for the DDF, the concept of getting my exams done sooner so I can focus on my dissertation work is very exciting... I will keep you posted.
I have not thought about the holidays; my dog just had a molar pulled; one of the cats broke her toes so she has a cast; my nephew is really sick, and our house is still for sale. But the sun is shining and I am healthy. And my coursework is complete (except for the seminar) - lots of reasons to celebrate!
(written 12/7)To be written soon...after the chaos of the DDF application is over...I want to reflect on what I have accomplished and where I need to go. Thanks!