Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I'm Baaaaaack: A Pollyanna Post

It has been spotty blogging this semester - but I take comfort in the fact that many bloggers are experiencing the same thing. And I read and comment regularly, so you know I'm here. I'll post a final reminder about the K'zoo meet-up early next week...

But, things have been going excellently at Chez Medieval Woman this semester. I don't know why - it's been a lot of work and I've had ups and downs, but I'm enjoying life immensely. I've been spending a lot of time with friends, but also getting my work done. In fact, I wrote 7 pages on my last chapter on Sunday. And I got all my grading done in one day (I was a bowl of mushy goo after that, but it was done...). I'm done with classes, just the obligatory reviews, exams, etc. to go.

All the health problems I was having at the beginning of the semester when we realized that we'd be commuting for another year have come under my control (some chemically aided, but that's okay). My blood pressure is down, I've lost 10 pounds, I'm happy and chipper and sleeping well.

And, best of all, TD arrives tomorrow morning for 4 months! I haven't seen him in a month (what does he look like again?) - damn the price of airline tickets!

In case you were wondering about the Magical Creatures, the job market gnomes are on the lanai sunning themselves. Tomorrow they will begin writing the narratives for my 3rd year review case next fall (I told them that they had to be flexible in their job descriptions or I'd outsource them). And the band of ninja warriors are hanging upside-down tomato plants.

If anyone wants to come by this afternoon, we're having sangria at four!

9 comments:

Fifi Bluestocking said...

Count me in!

squadratomagico said...

Wrote 7 pages and lost 10 pounds: those are some awesome numbers, MW! Congratulations!

And... I'm really curious about the upside-down tomato thingies. I saw one recently (quickly, from the car) and it looked really bushy and happy! Be sure to tell us how yours prosper.

Thoroughly Educated said...

SANGRIA!

Sorry, but all the other good news is driven right out of my head by the prospect of sangria.

I'm very happy to hear everything is going well. And eager to hear which magical creatures I should employ to take care of the 10 lbs.

Belle said...

Crap, I missed the sangria. Oh well, all the best and let's hope the next four months are wonderful!

Sisyphus said...

Sangria! With chips and salsa? I'm so in! Grill a little something on the alien-spaceship-cooker, ok?

Glad to hear you're doing well and those lazy job market gnomes are finally getting their butts in gear!

Flavia said...

Sangria! And the lanai! And I bet your weather is better than ours! I can help the gnome/ninjas lick envelopes. . .

Contemporary Troubadour said...

Yay for a 4-month reunion!!! May there be many rounds of sangria on the lanai during that time :)

Good Enough Woman said...

Wish I could be there for sangria. SO glad you and TD are going to (finally!) have a lot of time together. Sounds like things are coming around! Will you get to relax some this summer? I hope so! Glad you're feeling better.

Dame Eleanor Hull said...

Missed the sangria . . . but as am going to a gathering at the same time here today, will drink to you then, how's that?

Basement Cat can kick your gnomes' butts any time you need him to. That cuter-than-expected army of darkness, y'know!