I was accepted in the Educational Psychology masters program at UNLV last week. I guess they decided to ignore my GRE quantitative score, which was really low. I realized that I could only raise my score by taking an algebra/geometry class so I'm happy I don't have to do that. I can apply to the PhD program next year and work on both degrees at the same time. My hope is to work on a master's thesis that can evolve in a PhD dissertation. This is all going to take awhile but I'm enjoying school in the meantime. It's challenging but not too hard.
We went to LA and Santa Barbara a couple of weeks ago. It was nice to see Daniel and he asked me to visit more often. It sure is nice when your 22 year old son wants to see his mom.
Caesar is turning into an old man day by day, poor thing. We thought he was having more back trouble but now it seems he's deaf. He can hear a few high pitched sounds but that's about it. Now I can stop calling his name when I'm looking for him, wondering why he just lays there. He's still happy, excited for his now short walks and eating normally (that dog loves his food). The little ones are oblivious and are just happy when he plays with them.
I'm going to be 50 in July, so as a present to myself, we're taking a trip to Italy at the end of May between spring semester and summer term. It took a long time to figure out where we wanted to go and how to use the miles and hotel points we've been saving for several years. Of course, I wish Adrienne was here as we had hoped for a family trip for this milestone but it'll just be the two of us this time.
Some days are really hard but there are rays of sunshine and laughter, and things to look forward to. I miss her each and every day. I miss her phone calls and texts, her movie reviews on Facebooks, sending me articles from the NY Times, and just sitting and watching TV. Adrienne would be proud, cheering us on.