my uncle billy sent me a very generous check and I am torn as to what to do with it--I was just saying to myself the other day that a nice gift would be a vet visit for jackson and an ultrasound to make sure his heart is still ok. I'm a little worried because he's been coughing fairly regularly for the past month or so and that can be a sign of congestive heart failure but I haven't been able to afford to take him in for more than a cursory once-over and possibly an x-ray but now with this money I could get him his ultrasound.
thus I think I'm going to get the coffeemaker (with a 20% off coupon!) and maybe one other smallish thing and then call the vet. since this seems to be a sign: I asked the gods for it and they granted it to me.
I will describe graduation in more detail when I am more able to think linearly--although it was a disjointed blur and I guess the order in which things happened is not so important. I had a really nice time altogether and was very happy to see everyone who came by to wish me well, either at commencement or at dinner.
now I have to finish the damned dissertation. I'm kind of locked into it now.