Saturday, June 02, 2007

the end of the beginning

I've been counting down to this day for the past year and so it seems a bit sureal that it's here. Later this morning I'll say the osteopathic oath and have the degree of doctor of osteopathy conferred upon me - a simple step that stands between medical student and resident physician.

The shawl isn't done - a mistake turned into a garbled mess and so I put it down yesterday. It will be finished, just not in time for today's ceremony. I'm disappointed, but not surprised.

I've got new sock yarn and a set of bamboo needles ready to go for the (potentially) lengthy ceremony; the only caveat is that I've been talked out of taking it up with me to be hooded.

Today is here.

I couldn't be happier.


Anonymous Bonney said...


5:59 AM  
Blogger Carole Knits said...

I've been following along for so long and I can't believe the day is finally here, Kristen. Be proud! Congratulations!

6:47 AM  
Blogger maryse said...

woo-hoo!!!!! ok, is it weird that i'm actually a little bit misty-eyed?!!!

6:52 AM  
Blogger Liz said...


I'm looking forward to seeing Dr. Kristen soon. :)

7:18 AM  
Blogger Katy said...

(Some things are worth a good shout. ;)

7:19 AM  
Blogger Dianna said...

It is a long road, and like most of us delayed gratification folks, now you have to set a new goal since the many years long one is now gone.

AND now you have to change the name of your blog!

Congratulations. And may the good spirits guide you as you embark on this next section of maturing as a physician.

8:03 AM  
Blogger Marcy said...

YaaaaaaaaY! Way to go, Kristen!

8:30 AM  
Anonymous Sulafaye said...

My most sincere congratulations! It has been so wonderful and encouraging to get to see you get settled and now to get hooded! Have a wonderful day.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Margene said...'s so grand!! Mozel Tov!

8:36 AM  
Anonymous Cara said...


8:43 AM  
Blogger Martita said...

Congratulations, Kristen!! It's been a long, hard road and we are all so proud of you.

9:06 AM  
Anonymous jess said...

congrats! it's a fantastic accomplishment!

9:48 AM  
Blogger Abi said...

I am so happy for you. Seeing people's progress "up the ladder" is inspiring for those of us below. Best wishes for your next adventures!

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Cassie said...

Wow. Do we have to call you Doctor Kristen now? (just kidding)

Congratulations. I'm so glad it's over and you can start the rest of your life.


10:04 AM  
Blogger J. said...

Yipee for you, amy the day be fabulous and the ceremony not too long... Congrats

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Amanda said...

What a wonderful accomplishment! Cingratualtions, and best of luck with the next phase of your life!

10:54 AM  
Blogger Kessa said...


11:51 AM  
Blogger claudia said...

But...what will you rename the blog???

Nice work, Doctor.

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Kat said...

Congratulations! That's awesome.

3:37 PM  
Anonymous mamacate said...


Just like the shawl, it's the process. This is just a signpost on the road.


6:59 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

YEE HAW!!! I'm so glad that there will be a sock there to share the day with you :)

9:51 PM  
Blogger Norma said...

Congratulations, Kristen!!!

10:32 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Congratulations! At long last.

12:29 AM  
Blogger Baycolonyfarm said...

Wow, congratulations! :)

6:06 AM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

Congratulations! How exciting and unbelievable! It must feel a little surreal, but good too!

10:04 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

Many, many congratulations!!!!!

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

Congratulations, Doctor!

I love seeing all the kitty pics and paint sample pics.

5:15 AM  
Anonymous Chris H said...

If the 15th letter of the alphabet had feet, what would it be? A "Standing 'O'"! (Joke courtesy of my boys.) The heartiest of congratulations to you!

6:52 AM  
Blogger CrazyFiberLady said...

Congratulations Dr. Kristen!

11:27 AM  
Blogger melanie said...


6:18 PM  

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