Alright. You asked for regalia pictures, so here are a few:
Fancy robes, poofy hat.
And here’s a picture of my doctoral hood. (My parents were really into the hood; I had to stand with my back to them for several pictures.)
And here’s how I continued celebrating after they headed home: with champagne from my dissertation defense and a new nameplate, courtesy of a dear friend. (“Professor Rooster,” it says.)
Here’s my sweet dog being sort of silly — stretching out his back leg for a scratch.
And here’s my Avery cowl. I’ve knit a few rows on it–the counting makes it a bit more involved than most of what I’ve been knitting more recently, but I do think it will be squishy and lovely.
Course prep with a furry footrest.
More pesto and a sleepy dog.
Phlox along the path we walked on Tuesday.
Boh does a little light reading.
Here he is, in his first ever ride in my new-to-me car. Also his first ride in his dog hammock (that thing that goes between the front and back seats to protect the cushions and keep an animal from leaping into the front, not that Boh ever really does that). I was so sad to say goodbye to my 03 CRV, but it has needed a lot of work lately. So, new wheels, thanks to Mom and Dad Rooster. They’ve been planning to get a new car, and as a graduation present, they offered to trade in mine, which was considerably older than theirs. So Boh and I are getting used to our new ride. I know he looks nervous, but he really did settle right in once we got moving.
And this picture is in the running for what may be the greatest selfie I’ve managed to take of the two of us, mostly because of his goofy face! (We’re at our favorite spot by the creek here.)
Out cold, and using his bone for a pillow.
A strawberry buttermilk cake. Just because.
Avocado, sriracha, and cheddar on toast, all put under the broiler. A favorite snack. I made some an hour ago, so you are all caught up on things here in Roosterland. More of an indoor day today because it is hot and humid, but Boh and I are planning a really nice walk for tomorrow.
Thank you for the picture of you in all your glorious regalia, I think it is marvelous!! It certainly is an occasion to be celebrated and certainly for more than one day! A new to you car is a wonderful present, though as a parent I bet they wanted you to be safe and this was a great chance to make sure of that!
I think the Avery must be on everyone’s to do list, you are the 3rd person I know knitting one. I may just have to get on the band wagon.
Give Boh a hug for me, he is such a cuddle buddy!
Congrats again! This is so exciting! I love your blog. For someone who takes joy in the small things life like reading, being creative and likes to keep low profile, your posts really speak to me. So happy for you! Hope you and Boh enjoy taking rides in your new wheels!
Congratulations to you on everything! What an exciting time!!
You look so….professorial! Looks like life is good in Roosterland.