My goodness, grad school is expensive

Yeah, I know.  Not news.  But still, I need to look into this more.  And I don’t mean that in an investigative reporting/blow off the lid of this thing way.  Though maybe I should.  I just looked at online masters programs with costs of almost $1000 per credit hour.  How ridiculous is that?  Hang on, I just did the math for undergrad.  Hmm.  All told, it cost almost $850 a credit hour for me at GW.  The skyrocketing tuition hikes since I left put the cost per credit hour (assuming 18 credits a semester) at almost $1400 now.  Unbelievable.  So maybe grad school is a steal.  It’s just now I have to pay for it.  Well, that’s depressing math.

On that note, I’m going to bed.

Puppies make everything better

Check out this adorable picture.  Roxy used to ask to be picked up when she was a puppy, and I miss that a little.  It’s probably just as well she got too big (and grew out of it – thank goodness.  I don’t need a 55-pound dog asking to be picked up.), or I’d carry her everywhere and she’d be fatter than ever.

Today is the last day of class (for this week).  It sort of feels like summer’s coming, like it’s the end of the school year.  Everyone’s getting a little antsy, but more relaxed at the same time, so it’s kinda fun.  And yet, it’s only the end for them.  Not so much for me.  I’m here again tomorrow, and then I start a new class next week.  Same thing, different day.  They go back to work, so I guess it’s not really all that great for them, either.  I’m trying to enjoy the day, and mostly I’m able to, but then I remember how many more times I have do it.

And then I look at adorable pictures of puppies, and I’m ready to pick back up after lunch.  🙂  (Too cutesy?  Too bad.)