I'm so happy, I could just BURST!
This morning, I just got approved
for my RESEARCH TOPIC/THESIS!!!!!!!!!!!
Finally, after 3 years of coming up
with numerous ideas that never panned out.
Now I have something concrete to work towards
for my final masters degree paper!!
The light at the end of the tunnel!!!
It's a very cool topic too!
Although DO NOT be alarmed when I mention it...
It's strictly wildlife related.
I will be modeling and mapping the natural distribution of
bovine (bison, cattle, deer etc) anthrax in Canada.
I live right beside Wood Buffalo National Park,
the world's second largest national park,
and so anthrax in the free-roaming
bison herds that live there
has always been a concern.
It's all related to the soil because the bacteria (b. anthracis)
are able to lie dormant in certain soils
until favourable conditions
(such as increases in soil moisture)
and when hooved animals breathe the spores in.
Anyhow, I will be contributing to a relatively new field of study
called Spatial Epidemiology!!!
It may sound like a crazy topic,
but I'm FLIPPIN' excited!!!!
I feel like I'm 23 years old again!!!! ;)
(I'll give whoever, brownie points if you've notice what I'm doing)
In any case, now for some showing off of some new jewels:
A lovely, feminine neck charmer from Jillian.
It goes with ANYTHING!
Two rings (on left) from Jessi and
a feather ring AND necklace from Allison!!!
LOVE them all!
And holy good GOSH,
this necklace made by Emily is a KNOCK OUT!!!
It knocked me right out with it's FABULOUSNESS!!!
And to that end,
I am going to celebrate my current success
with a nice glass of wine!