28 May 2010

faster faster

This is one of those times in life where, as you start to wish for time to slow down, it speeds up even more. Yesterday J defended his dissertation(!!!!!!) and is now making edits to get it through the Graduate School's master editor dude. The past 2 months leading up to the defense have been crazy, with J pulling all-nighters and generally being away from home far more than he'd like. The defense was a huge relief (and a huge success), but now the next step is coming up quickly.

We set a move date last week, and immediately June 22nd started to race toward us at a ridiculously fast pace. June 22nd. That's the day we roll out of Logan, now as a family of 4.

We're heading to PennState, where J has a post-doc position lined up in a lab, and where I'm hoping to schmooze with pollinator folk and get an in this summer.

Do you know how far it is from Logan, UT to State College, PA? 1,960 miles. That's a really freakin' long way.

We have three weeks until the trailer gets here. I have a whopping two small boxes packed (though I picked up a bunch earlier today, and will head out to get another free batch as soon as Roo wakes up).

In those three weeks we have to pack, plus we're taking all next weekend to hang out with friends up at The City, and fitting in as many social engagements as possible. Oh, and a bellydance show. A bit going on.

That said, blogging may be very meager until we're settled in PA. We'll see. Wish us luck!

11 May 2010

Right now I have...

...a speedy army-crawling baby who has on several occasions pulled himself up to standing next to furniture. ACK!
...a three year old who is missing one of her very favorite grown-up friends.
...a frantically dissertating husband.
...a Master of Science degree!
...a manuscript submitted to a scientific journal, currently in review.
...an abstract submitted to present a poster at a pollinator conference this summer.
...a bunch of wonderful friends on my mind.
...a growing pile of yard sale ready stuff for this weekend. Anyone want a tarantula or 9 foot long turquoise couch?
...a missing dishwashing fairy. Seriously, he hasn't been by in weeks. If you see him, please send him to my kitchen.
...sparklies to adjust and music to edit before my next improv solo.
...far too much laundry to fold.
...a pumpkin pie to finish for Doodle, because pies are great on rainy days. And on mornings curled up next to the heater. Or really, anytime at all. Especially if you're three.

...a messy chaotic house, but a full and happy heart.