Friday, August 12, 2011

Where did the last month go?

It's now August 12 - and another month has gone by since I last posted.  This time I have a better excuse than my usual laziness general busy-ness.  I actually ended up being surprised by some last-minute grant writing for my new job - whether I should have been surprised is up for debate, but nonetheless it sucked up every last minute of free time I had in the last month.  On top of grant writing, I also had a few other deadlines - revisions for a paper my old lab's revising, a few other things for my new lab, and a deadline for a newsletter I edit.  This was one of those times where I'm not sure how I came out alive - but I'm here now, and I made it.  I even got everything done on time!  Whether I got out with my soul is unclear - but that's a subject for another time.

For now, a few updates:

- My garden is coming along quite nicely.  We have seen the comings and goings of several flowers, I've done some major weeding, and we've successfully grown tomatoes and strawberries.  More on that soon, I promise!

- I am now seriously considering what I actually want to do with my career.  This goes back up to the whole "did I get out with my soul?" question above - and I'll talk more about it later too.

- I am planning on running a half marathon in November.  I may be insane, since there may be snow in November and it's right before someone's wedding, but it's the soonest I could get together a training plan that worked, and I'm actually pretty psyched to run on Heartbreak Hill (even if it is the sane wrong way).  The training plan doesn't start ramping up for another few weeks, but I've been putting some miles in lately and I feel pretty confident that I will be ready.

- We are going to Maine in a few weeks and spending a whole week there!  We've never done more than a weekend, since it's always been me coming up to Brendan's, then us traveling out to Maine, but now that I'm here we're doing a real vacation.  I am so, so in need of a vacation, and Maine is my favorite place to spend time with my sweetie.

Hopefully I will be back soon with more substantial stuff (and pictures!), but I just wanted to say hi to everyone - and a special shout out to my old lab, who is currently spending the day at the beach without me.  So jealous!

Hope you are all having a much more relaxing summer than me.....can't wait for the fall, though!

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, a half marathon, how fun!

    I love going to Maine! Acadia National Park is one of my favorite places of all time!