In the last two days, I've had a few "firsts":
1. My first speeding ticket ever. I'm usually conscientious about speed limits, but this weekend as I drove home from my grandparents' house, the combination of needing a potty break and trying to make it to Abilene in time for church got the best of me. I really thought I was out of the city limits of Cross Plains already! Bummer! (I was ten minutes late for church, and did in fact make it to a bathroom despite the stop.)
2. Today I actually found the words, "Please don't dip tobacco in my class," on my lips. Seriously. It really happened. I'm still in shock.
3. Finally, I got my first "rejection" letter from a Ph. D. program today. Oh well. I'm still waiting to hear back from a couple of other schools... and also wondering what my alternatives for next year could be.
Even though this list seems on the negative side, I'm still feeling relatively upbeat. Most days, my life's charmed.