Ross had his first day of grad school on Thursday! I wish I'd taken a picture, but I was grumpy and attempting to sleep before night shift. He loved the Interaction Design Scenarios class even though he was skeptical of the title at first.
On Mondays and Wednesdays he will have a Junior level Industrial Design studio. When he met with his advisor and found out he could join that studio, he was as excited as a kid in a candy shop! On Wednesdays after studio, he has Design Strategies. All of his classes are afternoon/evening classes and he's still working at Old Navy in the mornings.
I'm anxious to see how much we actually see each other one school gets into full swing. I'm hoping he'll be around more than he would be if he were in architecture grad school. But since we don't have any couple friends with Interaction Design school experience, it's hard to say.
In the meantime, I've been working 4 nights a week and trying to sleep during the day. It seems like it'd be so easy. After all, I'm always exhausted and we have really good blackout curtains in the bedroom so it's not the light keeping me awake! Mystery of mysteries, I guess. It sure does frustrate me, though. Here are the good things about night shift: it pays more and I don't go home with sore feet like I do after a busy day shift. I won't list the bad things. I'm just ready to see the light at the end of this tunnel!
On my days off when I'm actually coherent we have been settling in a little more, I guess. I made foccacia the other day to warm up the apartment. I'm SO GLAD the sub-zero temps are gone (for now), but I'm ready for spring weather and sunshine.
We have actually gotten out of the apartment, too! Tuesday was my friend Amanda's birthday (we went to nursing school together). She and her husband Chris live in Ft. Worth right now but they came up to apartment hunt this weekend! That's right, we have friends moving up here. I know I've mentioned them before, but we're just so excited! Any other friends reading this can feel free to join the trend (*ahem, Brittnye*).
Anyway, Amanda was nice enough to invite us to her family birthday dinner on Tuesday night at the Cheesecake Factory in the Plaza. We had a lot of fun!