Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Tardy

Due to Pooka's tummy wanting to show me what it got this last night/this morning. We are going to be either tardy or completely out of our daily routine today. It all started about 3am when Pooka woke me to inform me that her stomach hurt. This was quickly followed by a demonstration of her information. :-( We go through all the motions, I clean up the aftermath, get the washing machine going, and now things are pretty calm. She is pretty much just getting to sleep real good and I am not going to touch her. I tried to wake her to have her drink some gatorade (electrolytes, dehydration, etc) but she's out for the count. It's been a long time since I had to take off work/school to play nurse mommy. Matter of fact, I can't even think of the last time I had to. Call it selfish, but I kinda hope she is in better health b4 10:00 so I can still go to Physics class today cuz I would sure hate to miss it, but if not, oh well. Of course I want her in better health period, but you get what I am trying to say.

Yesterday I met with my advisor. She pretty much confirmed what I already knew. I will have to quit my job soon. I am very close to walking the stage and if I was to find a way to attend school full time, I could walk next year. But that's impossible right now. *sigh*

As we looked over my transcript we both were amazed at how beautiful it was. Ton's of A's a few B's sprinkled here and there, none of them other things. She said it was refreshing to see my transcript showing a 3.6 because most the folks she's advised are struggling to get that 2.0! She asked me what graduate school I planned on attending and when I told her Duke her face changed a little.

"You're gonna to have to ace out to get into Duke"

I knew that, but it still kinda hurt for her to confirm it. For the Duke PT program a 3.6 is like a 2.0, you don't even get considered. I told her I knew and that I am working on it. As I was walking out she gave me some encouragement and her last statement was, "strive for all A's from here on out and you should be fine, no B's." My heart broke again because I already knew that I am praying for a C this semester. I thought I had got a C in Dr. Umfufu's class but my transcript said B! Who's complaining?

So yesterday I started to think about other options. Winston Salem State has a wonderful MPT program that is not as competitive to get into. The drawback with that is the commute. Duke is right down the street from Central so the commute pretty much stays the same as it's always been and if I finished that program, I'd be a DPT vs. MPT. That's one of the reasons it's so freaking hard to get into!

Right now all I know is that whatever is supposed to happen to me education wise is gonna happen. If by some miracle Duke accepts me and my less than perfect gpa, I'll thank God and keep pressing. If they don't I'm sure a way will be provided for me to go to Winston Salem then I'll thank God and keep on pressing! Shoot, even if my education was to be put on pause for a minute after graduation...I'll thank God and keep on pressing!

18 comments:

TTD said...

i love ur positive attitude.. im sure you'll do fine regardless of which grad school u go to... although i hope u get into duke :-)

hope pooka's tummy is feeling better!

Ladynay said...

I am trying to be positive the best way I can.

Pooka is already feeling better. She got up about quarter to 10 just as refreshed and bouncy as usual...so I took her butt to school! LOL

Thoughts of a Southern gal said...

Being positive is the first step. Glad to read you are still going to apply for Duke even though the advisor "broke your heart" with her comments. You never know what could happen...

What's a DPT and MPT? If I'm not mistaken the PT is physical therapist.

blkbutterfly said...

that's what i've always hated about grad school--- the cut-offs based on GPA and/or GRE scores. for me, it was always the GRE score that tripped me up. several professors did tell me that if a school will reject you just based on a score then it's not a place you should go to anyway.
having said that, i hope you get into Duke and that they look at your application holistically.

Lady J said...

I'm glad pooka is feeling better, and Stay focused and you will get into Duke.

Lady J said...

I have a question why haven't i made you blog addiction list.

Pamalicious said...

Hope Pooka feels better. It never ceases to amaze me how they get right on you and upchuck, lol

deepnthought said...

I hope pooka is feeling better.
I admire your positive attitude. I hope you get in to whatever school you get into.

Ladynay said...

Southern, ding ding ding PT is physical therapy...m is master of and d is doctor of :-)

BB, I am going to keep your prof's words in mind. I am not even started to think about the GRE yet! LOL

Girl me too, cuz cleaning up "mess" isn't fun! I haven't updated my blog list in 4ever! LOL I actually have people there that don't even blog anymore so I really wouldn't pay attention to that list I have. Like it says that's a few that I view or used to view. If I put up everyone I read fairly regular I'd be adding folks allllll day! But when the next blue moon comes and I update it, you'll be there...Promise! LOL

Pammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm girl the first time was right on my arm! OMG I wanted to be mad but I had to take care of business first! LOL

Ladynay said...

DNT, she is and thank you so much!

Freaky Deaky said...

You didn't like your Roman shower? I'm sure someone in cyberspace right now is really hot thinking about it. No, it's not me so don't look at me like that. :o)

If you go to Duke can I give you a perverted nickname with Dr. in it?

I'm sure no matter what school you attend you'll get in where you fit in.

That's so mean taking her to school like that. LOL!

Ladynay said...

Oh you know you like it, go on, you can tell me Freaky! LOL Ummmm it would depend on the name something like Dr. Bleeding Coochie ain't where it's at! LOL I am keeping that in mind, I'll be where I need to be when I need to be there. Just gotta keep reminding myself of that. Taking her to school wasn't mean! This chick got up and was riding her bike in my place!!!!! If she is well enough to lose her mind at home, she well enough to go to school! ROFL

Honey-Libra said...

YOU CAN DO IT!!! You will do fine and if Duke doesn't accept you then they lose!! :)

Poor Pooka...hope she feels better..no fun being sick around the holidays!!

Have a great holiday!!

Freaky Deaky said...

Dr. Bleeding Coochie? Eew! I think I'm going to throw up on you too. [Makes retching sounds.] I no longer want to grope you...today. [Walks out in a huff.]

Ladynay said...

Love that spirit Honey! Thanks! Pooka is back to normal and getting on my nerves! LOL

Freaky, I had enough of cleaning partially digested food for a long time so you better swallow it! ROFL

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