I would very much like another four days off with my husband; I think it's well deserved since I spent two of those days working and he spent one doing the same but out in the cold. Also we visited family and some good friends, so the amount of actual down time at home was pretty low.
Gah writing! I have a lot of grading to do this week, but pressing deadlines on two grant proposals and some manuscript stuff. Also lab work that I have been avoiding, and a lot of clean-up to do from my lab-based course, and I should sometime soon start working on next term's syllabi.
I've also been doing at-home jobs, like getting oil changes for the cars and having work done inside on projects that we didn't have time to deal with until now. In mid December I head out to visit my parents for a while, and right about now I'm realizing how close that is and how much I have to get done before then.
So, stress, as usual. Today I also received a weird, spammily-worded email from a journal that I withdrew from in 2011, requesting that I submit my article by the end of the year, if that would be "fine with me." Following up almost a year later, after blowing me off then? Not instilling additional confidence in your abilities, editor.
That's the state of things. I also finally cleaned up the links over there on the right; if for some reason you read this and want to be included, just let me know. At this point it should at least be relevant to regularly (sort of) updated links.
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