Today I had enforced upon me the recognition of an achievement. This week is the completion of the graduate program at the Best Department Evah. I will be a graduate no more. The newly minted graduates for 2009 will arrive some time in the next few weeks, and I and my colleagues will no longer be the most junior members of the Department. We will be grown ups.
Also, I have a certificate, which is always a nice thing. Alas, it will not roll up neatly to fit into my tube o' recognition with my degree. I shall have to begin an additional envelope o' recognition.
This moment of somber celebration made me reflect upon what a year of achievements it's been for the family. We moved interstate and didn't go completely and utterly deranged. The Noodle started at a new school, and didn't go completely and utterly deranged. The Husband completed his Masters degree. I am yet to fully gauge levels of derangery there. I have completed a year of full time work where I have had moments of comparative derangery at different times, but what else would you expect? Full time work? I asks you. Madness from beginning to end.
The biggest achievement has been that we all still like each other. But I don't think we get a certifcate for that.