Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

It finally happened. I got sick. I can't really complain. I'm not sure when I was last sick, but I know that it was before August of last year. We've been a very healthy family this year, for which I'm grateful.

And if I'm gonna get sick, better this weekend than last weekend when we were camping at the beach to celebrate the Boy's ninth birthday. We camped at a spot right by the beach, and the weather was glorious. We had all of the Boy's good friends there (all of them girls), and it was a grand time. We had a family dinner on Wednesday to celebrate his "actual" b-day. I do love that Boy.

Things are wrapping up at my CCC (community college of crisis). Finals are next week, and although the meetings continue, their intensity is waning. This coming week, I imagine we will have some meetings to map what kind of work will need to happen this summer (despite the fact that I'm not on contract in the summer, of course). But I glad to see things settling down a bit even though the crisis is still at the forefront of our concern.

I'm also getting ready to visit my PhD university in the UK. This involves fattening up a chapter draft and maybe doing abstracts of the remaining chapters that I need to write. It also involves leaving my family for 10 days, which is always a bit heartbreaking for everyone.

Mother's Day has been trounced by this fairly intense cold (or whatever it is) that I have contracted. Hubby made a good breakfast, and now he and the children have gone out for the afternoon. I had hoped to work on my chapter today, but my brain is pretty fuzzy. I'm not sure if it's from the cold or the meds I took last night. I took some nighttime cold medicine, and holy coma! Apparently, the Girl woke up several times with nightmares last night (thanks, Rango!), and Hubby was up with her. I didn't hear a thing. I'm not sure that has ever happened before.

We had planned to go out to dinner with my parents to celebrate Mom's Day, but I think we'll have to wait until next week. Let's see if I can push far enough through my mental fog to get some work done today.

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there!


Fie upon this quiet life! said...

Hope you get better soon! I envy your trip to the UK! I sure wish I were going on an international trip this summer. Understandable, though, that you're not looking forward to a week and a half without the family. It's tough even for a weekend!

QueSera said...

I think your body is saying to rest and enjoy your day. I hope the UK visit helps you finish up some writing. I loved deadlines during dissertation writing.

loveskidlit said...

Good luck with that rotten cold, GEW. The trip itself will sharpen your academic brain, so perhaps plan to do more of the work when you're already there?

BTW, there's a book called Professor Mommy I just saw reviewed. They half stole your tagline!

I'm away from my family now too, and loving the work time, hating the missed family time. I guess that's always part of the tradeoff...

CK said...

Happy mother's day to you, too, and I hope you feel better VERY soon. Rest up, please!

The camping sounds marvellous.

Good luck with all end-of-term related activities.

C. Troubadour said...

Feel better soon! I hope CCC wrap-up gives you fewer meetings and opportunity for recuperation. Looking forward to hearing about your trip! Safe travels and much productivity to you :)