Tuesday, December 21, 2010

End of Semester Frenzy

Everyone goes crazy at the end of the semester. Now it's my turn.

My husband has strep, my son has an ear infection, and I've got a proposal due tomorrow. I'm running a mini-hospital at home, and all the exertion has caused my joints to flare up. It's a day like today where I just want to give up. But, I know I'll muscle through it, turn the grant in, the family will get well, and I can take a week or two off.

I don't have kleenex in my office to wipe away the tears, but I guess I could tear open a maxi pad - they're pretty absorbent.


Jerry Horne said...

There you go. Always have a backup or a plan B

Unbalanced Reaction said...

Can you imagine if a male coworker walked in on that? My coworkers are uncomfortable enough with displays of emotion. I can just imagine if they walked in and I had an Always pad stuck to my face!

Hope everyone is feeling better! Happy winter break!

Anonymous said...

Arrgghh! I am not an assistant prof and I don't have RA, but I am a post-doc with two kids and I can sympathize to an extent. The maxipad will work fine for tears. Good luck and enjoy that time off after!

Dame Eleanor Hull said...

I just realized you're back. I'm glad, and glad things are, in general, going well for you, though sorry about the house-as-hospital. I hope everybody feels better soon.

Anonymous said...

my advisor always kept kimwipes in his office for "tissues." they work for a few tears but not for anything full blown or long term! hopefully things got better!!!