Saturday was a beautiful day - actually cool but still sunny, so despite being sick and exhausted, we took a little walk around the neighborhood to enjoy the weather. It ended up being a really rough day, though - M got increasingly cranky and aggressive/violent as the day went on, and I'm thinking now that… Continue reading out of the house! [165.365]
sick day snuggles. [164.365]
M woke up in the middle of the night on Thursday with a fever, which meant that (following the night of poor sleep for all of us) she had to stay home with me on Friday. It turned out we BOTH had fevers, and this turned out to be the beginnings of Hand Foot and… Continue reading sick day snuggles. [164.365]
blue shirt. [163.365]
As soon as I got dressed, M squealed "mama, I LOVE your blue shirt!" Thanks, kiddo, I rather like it too. I haven't worn this in awhile - it fit funny when I was temporarily somewhat-larger-chested due to nursing. Definitely not a concern anymore, I'm back to my old flat self again!
bad kitty! [161.365]
I sent off the registration copy of my dissertation this morning, so thought I'd sit in the comfy chair and knit while blasting First Aid Kit's new album that's streaming on NPR First Listen, because I have apparently magically become an obsessive superfan of theirs in the past week (having not heard of them until… Continue reading bad kitty! [161.365]
beautiful day. [160.365]
I worked on campus on Monday so that I could go to a friend's dissertation defense. (Her work is really, really cool, and my upcoming defense won't hold a candle to hers!) It was a gorgeous, gorgeous day (not hot, but sunny) and we ended up moving a research meeting outdoors just to soak it… Continue reading beautiful day. [160.365]
M decided we needed "hats", so, she dumped everything out of her baskets and put these on our heads. Heh. Saturday was a rough day - M was being really difficult most of the day, and I was just hit with a wall of exhaustion and frustration. Some days I still really struggle with the… Continue reading basketheads. [158.365]
page count: 248 (and DONE) [157.365]
Well, I wrote up the (kind of "meh") results of that last followup study yesterday, and as such, I now have a completely finished draft of the full dissertation, and it's been sent to my whole committee for their feedback. I already got super-positive feedback from my advisor, but I'm still not really sure what… Continue reading page count: 248 (and DONE) [157.365]
cartoonified breadmaking. [152.365]
Just playing around with the Toon Camera app while doing my Sunday breadmaking duties.
haircut day. [151.365]
Got my hair cut today. Just a trim. I have to go pretty often (if I'm keeping my hair short, which is what I want to do) because my hair grows crazy-fast. I mean, from what I understand, the average is about 6"/year if you don't cut your hair at all and mine was more… Continue reading haircut day. [151.365]
On Thursday, I finished writing everything I could possibly write, with the exception of the results from my very last experiment, which are weird, and which I'm running a quick followup to figure out.
(Just catching up - didn't get a chance to post anything since Tuesday!)
me and my girl. [145.365]
This morning we went to the Cobbs Hill Reservoir. A ran around the 0.7 mile loop (several times), while M and I walked it together (just once, but with lots of backtracking, because toddlers + directions = nope). Wrangling a toddler, who alternately wanted to bolt (dangerously close to some very steep drop-offs) and be… Continue reading me and my girl. [145.365]
page count: 210 [143.365]
Today was rough. M didn't let me sleep AT ALL last night, so I was operating on no sleep, and of course it's a Friday, which is my day to pick her up from school at 3, so my worktime was cut short. Not that I was getting all that much done by the time… Continue reading page count: 210 [143.365]
page count: 197 [142.365]
Thursday was super productive - I ran a ton of statistical models, got some interesting results, and wrote them up as Experiment 5 for my dissertation. One more experiment's worth of data left to go, and it'll all be written up.
page count: 192. [140.365]
Inching ever closer to 200. Tuesday was a frustrating day; I didn't get to do any writing, but instead was annotating and coding data literally the entire day. Like, until 9pm. It was just one of those days where you have to do all the preliminary stuff that's necessary in order to make progress, but… Continue reading page count: 192. [140.365]