Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Long but rewarding day (month)

I got a lot accomplished today both at work and at home. March has been kind of a hellish month at the Geeky household. At the beginning of the month, I had just returned from my trip to Grad School Town, then the kids got strep, then Mr. Geeky left for a conference, then I left for a conference (sxsw). Then a little recovery last week. This week, Mr. Geeky has had visitors from out of town for whom he's doing a big presentation. So last night he was preparing, tonight he took them out to dinner and tomorrow will be more presentation stuff. And I feel bad because I've been so busy catching up with my work and dealing with the IRB and trying to make sure the house doesn't fall apart that I haven't been able to support Mr. Geeky properly (and vice versa, really). He leaves again on Monday and offered to return immediately on Tuesday, but I told him to take his time. I leave next Friday for a workshop I'm participating in, taking 4 students with me.

In so many ways, I'm energized by all of this and every day, every week, there's always a light at the end of the tunnel. Eventually, I get to go to sleep or watch bad tv or take a bath and I really appreciate those moments even more now since they come after hard work.

Next month doesn't look nearly as hellish. And hopefully the trees and the flowers will really start to bloom and the balm of spring will relax and refresh.