Logging progress toward summer goals:
So far so good with compline, but a 10:00 bedtime takes discipline every.single.time and I didn't get there consistently this week. (See this post's time stamp?) One reason was that we took one of our fun trips, a weekend on Lake Michigan with extended family. It was lovely, and well worth some late nights.
I should hit the 1/6 mark on Bleak House tonight -- must pick up the pace a bit if I am going to Read All The Things as planned. The results of my internet-goofing-off time-tracking are a little painful to behold. Should I give up Facebook and read good books with the time it is currently eating? Perhaps. There are so many interesting links in my feed, but I didn't really miss them when I gave up FB for Lent.
Today I uploaded a year's worth of pictures to Snapfish in preparation for getting them into albums. Stella likes to wander about with the camera and take dozens of pictures: an elbow, a window frame, a pattern in the carpet, an earlobe, her own open mouth. There was a lot of deleting today. Today I also took the five big bins of maternity/infant/toddler clothes that had been stored on the back steps and donated them to Goodwill. This was a lot of clothes. It made me a little wistful, looking through the bags and remembering the little bodies I snapped into those tiny things. It wasn't that long ago, was it? I undertook this task after preschool graduation, which also left me feeling wistful. In spite of the wistful, I sent them off with a prayer that they would be well used by other families.
Commemorating my youngest child's preschool graduation + giving away all of the maternity/baby things is probably an invitation to turn up pregnant in a few weeks, you think?
Work-wise-- I sent an almost-final draft of ms #1 to my co-author, so I think we're in good shape to submit by the end of the month. I revised an IRB and started my poster, and jumped through some hoops to get access to the dataset I need. Summer syllabus is roughed out but needs tweaking.
Onward! Is it summer for you yet? How's it going?