I don't know...just my train of thought. Mmhmm, now you got me rambling!
I confess I'm nearing O, I'm going out of town tomorrow and DH is gone all weekend. Timing is critical.
I went and took a shower and when I came out, DH was at the bedroom window with the lights turned off and outside were five cop cars, all with lights flashing, stopping a car with a man, woman, and screaming baby inside. Border patrol just showed up and turned on their flashing lights. The red and blue strobe effect and terrified baby are really killing the mood.
Can I blame it on the border patrol if I don't get pregnant this month?
I confess I keep finding things that I'm shocked or amazed or dumbfounded by in different areas of APA today, and every time I look through all the replies, I find that Maggie has been there before me, said everything I could have possibly thought of saying, and much better than I would have. Maggie, you're so wonderful! I can just relax and not have to worry about composing a thoughtful reply.
I'm sorry to hear your thesis isn't done yet. Would it help you or hurt you to know dh took 3 years longer in grad school than he'd anticipated, and the last 15 months were all thesis writing and revisions and more revisions and collaborating on another project while waiting to hear about his thesis from his advisor, and then having to write another paper on those findings while doing yet another rewrite? It was a long, drawn-out process and I can tell you I breathed a HUGE sigh of relief that he didn't decide to go for his post-doc. He looks back on that time of his life (the end of grad school) as a dark, miserable period of existence, and he's so glad to be done with it. I hope yours ends sooner and more happily than his.
And at this point, your DH's story makes me feel better. A lot better. Actually, it sounds eerily like mine. I've just decided not to do a post doc as well (well, 95% decided - so no huge sigh of relief yet, but it will come). I think a year ago that story would have been depressing, but now that I'm in the middle of it, its nice to know I'm not alone. My supervisor is bugging me to write a new paper, which is unrelated to the thesis, while I'm still working on the referee report for the last paper - which needs to go into the thesis. And writing the thesis itself. Barf. But I actually do think another few months will do the trick. Or at least I have to believe that at this point. Otherwise I might really have a break down and shave my head or something drastic.
Ashley - 25, Chris - 27, Elizabeth - 9-22-04, Alexis - 12-19-08
I confess I'm sick of drama. I'm getting a cold, I haven't slept much in the last 2 night BECAUSE I'm getting sick. My head hurts, my throat hurts.
And I'd seriously like to slap the shi1 out of my MIL.
Why oh why did I ever give in to Facebook?
Why don't you modify your privacy settings on fb so that she doesn't have the full view of your profile? Then you can relax a bit more.
Me: Julie-46 DH: Kelly-52 DD: Rhianna-17 DS: Gage-He's 3!
Kudos Ashley! Keep up the great work!