I completed my comprehensive exam today and I am full of joy. I used 6 hours and 12 minutes and maybe a bit of change of the 6 hours and 15 minutes allotted. I think I did okay, certainly well enough to pass. I want to “pass with distinction” but I did not time myself as well as I could have and my last answer was not as well developed as I would have liked. Oh well, 4 questions, any of which could have been developed into a thesis or book in 6 hours 15 minutes…I guess I should be satisfied.
So now that the exam is done I wait on results. Presuming that I am right and that I passed it I will officially graduate on February 15th in Washington DC.
My biggest challenge now is to kick myself back into shape and lose the wait that I picked up over the summer thanks to my friends at Krispy Kreme. Nothing like 3-5 hot and fresh glazed washed down with a beer or two before bed to pick up some wait. Tastes great…really filling. I am pleased that my PT is coming along, especially now that I have time to do it. This week I have decided to vary what I do and went to a class on body shaping, those girls who lead that shit will kick your ass. I kept up but it was work. Today I went to a spinning class. That too when you do it right takes a lot of effort. However I will kick this in thee ass and be off of the fat boy program as fast as I can.
Next on my agenda is to keep working to recover from Iraq and deal with my PTSD related issues. I am getting”top cover” from my boss to do this and I am grateful.
Next comes my board certification as a Clinical Chaplain in the hospital setting, with luck that will be done by the spring sometime. I have a few other certification type things that I am working on and all should be good when I get them done too.
Finally I am looking at writing two baseball books one on the Negro Leagues. Over the summer I met Sam Allen, one of the remaining Negro League players who lives in the local area. I also want to do one on the minor leagues.
I guess that’s enough to put on the table for now. Tonight we watched Four Weddings and a Funeral and Bedazzled and since I don’t want to wake up like Hugh Grant in Four Weddings and a Funeral by oversleeping my alarm and saying a certain four letter word in a variety of ways as I dash in to work I should get ready for bed.