For those of you who read (I don’t think there are many of you), I’m still here, I’m still alive, and I’m still not ready to talk about what’s going on in my life. Still in transition. Although I can bring myself to type out some things that have been going on with me lately.
The first draft of the 25-page paper is done. I finished it last night, after spending six hours writing on Monday and about an hour doing the conclusion yesterday. I hate wrapping up papers, I always feel like I’m not as eloquent as I want to be. But. It’s done. And it’s sitting on my computer for a few days before I can sufficiently pick myself up off the floor to edit it, slap the bibliography and title page on it, and send it to be printed. Yeehaw.
My friend Tina’s bachelorette party was this past weekend. We went to Foxwoods Casino, had dinner at Shrine, and got pampered at G-Spa the next day. It was a really good time (I wish I could get a full-body salt scrub and massage every week of my life, truly). My friend Drea got a picture of me all made-up and fancy (wearing a borrowed dress — thanks, Tina!).
I am not a glamorous person.
I am on my second-to-last required reading for the semester, which means that school is only two weeks and one finals week away from being done. Scary. I’m nervous as all hell about my grades and especially about these papers, but I’ve worked really hard, especially in light of recent events that have made studying and writing very difficult, and I at least know that I did my best.
My husband quit his old job yesterday. David had been working 76 hours a week (on average) and yesterday decided that the burnout was just too much and he was going to quit his part-time job. I’m glad. He was really only keeping it for the insurance, and he can get emergency-only medical insurance through his other job. I know that he was happy about the extra money, but money isn’t everything, and I’m glad that he finally took a step back and re-evaluated the situation. I’m hoping this heralds good changes.
Here is a seal photobombing some penguins. It’s been making me smile lately.