I got a really great email yesterday from the University of New Mexico, which began... Cara, It is my pleasure to congratulate you as the winner of the UNM nomination for the Truman Scholarship. The selection committee found your achievements exemplary, and we are very happy to name you as a UNM nominee...
Wow! I am so excited. For more info on the Truman Scholarship go to www.truman.gov
. It is a really a big deal, and I am humbled to be able to compete for it!
Yesterday I suffered from Cookie Fail. It turned out that I had little in the way of ingredients beyond the 9 lbs of chocolate chips, so we are trying again today. It's funny what the combination of motherhood and studenthood have done to my brain.
On to the haps!
How about this weather???
This is a crazy story
, a local man is being blamed by the FBI for a series of bank robberies, and it appears that he has a pretty good alibi.
You know I normally fall on the side of openness and honesty, and disclosing what is done in government, but this makes me uncomfortable...perhaps it is just the whole "being married to a state employee" thing...but I get a little ickified when I think about this
(yeah I expect some unhappy comments about this, but I am prepared. :) )
Yay! Senator Tom Udall, who introduced a national interlock bill
to prevent drunk drivers from getting out there and repeat offending...Tom ALWAYS makes The Nice List.
It feels like a snow news day...let's hope we have a quiet and happy week...I am starting my sauce today for our traditional Christmas Lasagna, and will attack the cookie plan once again.
What are your plans for Christmas?