Proposal passed by my committee chair!
Eeeeeeee! I am SO pleased — just got the email from my dissertation committee chair that she’s passing my dissertation proposal on as acceptable! Now I can send it on to my other two committee members — and soon: ONwards to dissertation researching and writing! :-D
Also extremely exciting is what the Chair wrote in her email to me — lovely things that reassure me that I’m not a failure at having taken so long to get this thing done! A few very nice lines that have me doing the happycolliedance:
You’ve done some exceptional work here!
You’ve done an incredible job with the breadth of the literature review -truly establishing yourself who has done her homework!
and best of all:
Great revisions with the methodology chapter!!
These are particularly happy-making because I was initially truly worried my lit review chapter and (in particular) my methodology chapter would be sub-par. Yay for busting my chops and finally getting them right!
Yay also for the extremely yummy chocolate-peanut butter microwave mug cake recipe that a delighted friend dug up for me so I could properly celebrate — was tres delish, my dear! Sharing so all my friends and sister scholars can enjoy as well when they get to their joyous celebration moments! :)
Two Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
2 Tbsp peanut butter
1 Tbsp flour
1 Tbsp cocoa
1/4 tsp baking powder
a small handful of chocolate chips
It was awesome! The crunchy peanut butter added a very nice texture too. I think next time, though, I may add another tablespoon of peanut butter — because while it smelled fantastically of peanut butter when I pulled the mug out of the microwave, it didn’t taste that much like it.
Still, was a huge success — light, chewy, and deliciously decadent! :)
Yay! So glad the mug cake worked!