Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Who says you can't go home?

Really who said that? That's just what I did this past weekend. Went back to Illinois and it was glorious! :) This time I even managed to convince Ace to come with me. We left Ames early Friday morning to avoid the snow storm that was supposed to hit. We rolled into Champaign around 5 and started making the rounds visiting people. It was such a great weekend. I got to see everyone I wanted to see (except I missed Megan again!). Mom and Dad came up and took Ace and I out to eat and then Rob came up Saturday night to help celebrate Lindsey's birthday. I miss all of my friends in Illinois so much. It was so great to catch up with all of them and get out of Iowa for the weekend.

Then it was back to reality this week. I finally finished my lab work the first week of February and have been working away on my lit review. It's slowly coming along. Between writing and job hunting I've definitely started feeling a little stressed. Looking for a job in a recession isn't any fun. There are jobs available but I'm almost too qualified for them. I'm going to have to take a job and work my way up. It's not the most ideal situation, but I just keep telling myself that it's all going to work out one way or another. If anyone out there is looking to hire a meat scientist give me a call!! ;)

Other than that, I've been pretty boring lately. I have been doing a work out class which has been hard work but really good. I've lost a few pounds and I think I'm going to sign up for the class again. Also, Adrienne is coming to visit this weekend so I'm excited to show her all that Iowa has to offer...hahaha.