It's been a long hiatus and a wonderful break. I got to relax, not think about school, and celebrate The Popcorn's first Christmas. I was a little concerned that we wouldn't be able to take her around my extended family because my cousin had the flu, but he was getting over it by the time we all were supposed to meet up and we kept her in one room with the air purifier so it worked out. Everyone thought she was so beautiful and such a miracle so, of course, that made my holiday! After Christmas, because I chose a profession with an extended holiday vacation, she and I got to hang out together laughing and playing and sleeping and watching tv. That's what Christmas break was made for. . . .
So, now school's back in and I am being thrown into the water head first. Due to miscommunication, I missed a meeting yesterday and found out I have another one tomorrow. I have an email in my inbox asking for a letter of recommendation by Friday. Another student just left my office asking for a letter needed right now. Also, I discovered that if I want to apply for a travel grant for a conference I'm going to this fall, I need to have the application in and my paper written by February 5 (needless to say, the paper isn't done yet).
Oh my, the memories of those relaxing days of Christmas are fading as I type!
Your mommy epiphany could not have come at a better time, SM!
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