research design

I have officially entered the halfway point of my Research Design class. It's odd how, when I reflect back on weeks or months past, I no longer think of them in terms of milestone events. Instead, I look at markers to indicate my progress in the doctoral program.    

It is March and there are still oranges in the tree. The blood orange tree needs to be harvested as well, and my birthday passed me by last month. Putin invaded Ukraine on my birthday, and my parents officially became homeless (according to the text my dad sent). They are not physically homeless...although, they will be moving into their condominium this week. And, all I can think is that I have 8 more weeks of research design before I can officially begin my dissertation.