Friday, June 22, 2007

Good news!

I passed my exam!!!
I cannot begin to tell you how pleased and relieved I am. As some of you might remember I took my Strategic Human Resources exam back in April and I have not been completely confident that I would pass. But I did and what is more I did much better than I believed!

The reason I wasn't confident was that my revision time was very much compressed due to my text books and laptop being stolen not long before and so I had to catch up on my last essay but this impacted on my reading and revision (in fact there were a couple of areas I was forced to make the decision not to study as there was no time).


Now I am on the last leg of my MBA which is a work based project and also involves much reflection on myself as a manager and my development. I have been studying now for 5 years and although this learning has been great and so useful at work I have now had enough and want my free time back without having this hanging over my head like the Sword of Damocles. For now though, I am just happy I have passed. It's the little boost I needed and what is more it's my birthday next week and I like birthdays :) I also had a great day off and went shopping as well as to see my mum and bought myself one or two little treats - a new pair of earrings and some lovely Molton Brown shower gel.

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Update on mum

Thanks as ever for your well wishes for my mother. There is not much change to report though the dermatologist is happy with how the infection is responding at last (it is less angry and red) and she is to see a lymph specialist next as her poor legs are so swollen and she can't have diuretics due to her tired kidney's. My mum was weepy again yesterday as now she just wants to go home. Fingers crossed, if they can get the swelling down it might be next week.

31 comments:

PI said...

Let me be the first to heartily congratulate you bob-kat. I am soooo pleased for you and also that the news is better for your mother. It really is treat time now for you so don't stint, Have a lovely week-end (in spite of the weather) and be proud of your self:)

Nikki-ann said...

Congratulations! That is great news!

Well wishes for your mum.

Take care and I hope you enjoy the weekend.

Ps said...

Congrats!Congrats and congrats.

All the very best wishes for your mom.

sage said...

Congratulations on passing your exam and coming closer to an MBA and prayers for your Mom. Here from Michele's

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

CONGRATULATIONS, my dear! I know that has to be a really HUGE relief! And isn't it great you did better than you imagined! And I am sooooo with you on giving yourself some "treats"....well deserved, in every way.

Happy to hear too, that your Mum's legs are a little better....
Oh how I understand her tears....what she is going through is so very hard...Hospitals...not a great place for recovery, I'm afraid, if they are anything like they are here....
Again, dear B-K, I'm so happy for you with this truly great news!
WONDERFUL Birthday present, isn't it? Hard earned, I know.

Beckie said...

Congratulations! That is Fantastic!

So...whatcha gonna do for your birthday??

I will keep my fingers crossed for your mom.

Moogie said...

First off, your mum will be in the thoughts and prayers. I am keeping my fingers crossed that she will be able to come home soon!

Secondly "WOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I knew you could do it! I'm so proud of you for passing that exam, ON TOP OF everything that happened to you during that time.

Good job!!!!!

Carmi said...

I'll admit I'm not at all surprised that you did well. Some folks just have it in their bones: and you clearly do.

Your Mum will no doubt be proud to have such a brilliant daughter. I'm sure this will help her recovery.

Still praying...

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Sorry about the wrong Birthday Date! OY! So yours is on the 28th...! My cousins is on the 28th, too....I don't know who's is on the 25th...but someone's is, Oh deae....I got it all mixed up....OY!

I'm so happy for you too Bob-Kat, my dear....As I said before, I KNOW this is a great relief...!

kenju said...

Congratulations, Bob-kat!!! I know that is a huge relief for you and you must be proud (and should be)!

Glad to know your mum is responding some.

Shephard said...

I borrowed your adorable Hippo photo (and credited you, of course). And it's accompanying poem might make you smile.

Congrats on the exam!
~S

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Good Morning to you Bob-Kat....Michele sent me back to you this early A.M. here in L.A.
Hope your Sunday will be a lovely sunny day in The U,K,

We are a society of LETTERS NOW....LOL....!

PI said...

Here again bob-kat - courtesy of Michele. It is just brightening here a little and I wonder if you are getting it too. It shouldn't rain on your parade! I'm still proud of you!

panthergirl said...

Congratulations!!!!! What an accomplishment. I applaud your efforts and wish you continued success in your quest for the MBA.

Best wishes to your mother as well.

Here by way of michele!

David said...

hi
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search this site for info

and congrats on passing, and doing so well!!

rashbre said...

Congratulations!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Good Motning my dear...! Hope you are having a GOOD Sunday...
I have a NEW POST UP...some very pretty flowers and other things, too!

Hope your um is doing a bit better today!

Michele hopes so too...(lol)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

That should read MUM! Either I need a new keyboard or slowers fingers, or something...(LOL)

Slim said...

Congratulations!! Sucks that your books and laptop was stolen, but it's awesome that you were still able to pass your exam.

Also, your mum certainly has my prayers as do you and the family. :)

- Slim (by way of Michele)

craziequeen said...

[does snoopy dance]

TOLD YOU SO!!!!!!!!

{chuckle] I do so love being right...

and what a fabulous birthday present to yourself!! :-0

Good news about your mum too - like Carmi and everyone else; still praying, babes.

cq

the fat lady said...

"no more school, no more books
no more professor's dirty looks" (lol) congrats and best wishes. I just knew you'd do well! thanks for sharing your triumph with us.

Keep encouraging your mum with calls and visits and tell her we're all getting to know and love her. Also, keep reminding her doctors to watch for allergic reactions and conflicts. That kind of problem can slow recovery.

Have a great birthday!

utenzi said...

Congratulations, B-K! It's great that you passed--though, of course, I never had any doubt you would.

Happy almost-birthday also. My girlfriend's birthday was yesterday, my longest lasting Email friend had her birthday 4 days ago and now here you are about to have yours. Great things come in 3s--or so I've heard.

srp said...

I am glad to hear that you passed your test and that your mom's infection seems to be doing better.

I don't know if my mom had a cellulitis or not. She did have fever and swelling and redness over the knee but also bleeding into the soft tissue that was more than they expected. Perhaps the therapy was too aggressive at the beginning... who knows.

Anyway, they finally put in a pic line as she has such horrible veins. They have been giving her vancomycin which is hard on the kidneys but needed to treat many organisms. Slowly things are getting better and if she still improves they will let her go back to rehab on Tuesday or Wednesday.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Good Morning dear Bob-Kat...Hope you will have a very lovely Monday....I have not been to bed yet, though I did nap a bit...(lol)....Is it still raining over there? I hope not!

And Oh Yes...these lovely things lifted my spirits, no end....And ALL the negativity of last week began to be washed away by the Lovely DMV Outcome!

R. Sherman said...

I'm late to this party, but at least I'm still sober.

Congrats and continued well-wishes.

Cheers.

Dachsies Rule said...

Great job on the exam! We want to congratulate you on a job well done.

Also, it is such good news to hear your mom is responding to the current treatment. We hope the doctors are able to continue guiding her toward renewed health.

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

diyadear said...

gr8 news!!! congrats!! time to party!!!! :D

Ramona said...

Congratulations on passing your exam, smarty-pants!
glad your mom is doing a bit better, and happy that you had a good day off. You deserve it.

Little Miss Muffet said...

congrats! u'll be done with ur MBA before u know it :)

mar said...

Congratulations, congratulations to you!! Well done, Bob-kat!

JAM said...

Contrats on passing the test. No matter how hard I study for things, I'm always astounded when I pass. Good luck with the rest of the MBA program.