Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Dropped on the gerbil wheel

I got home last night from visiting my brother and SIL in MN. I didn't do much, just answered some emails, unpacked, and went to bed. Of course the cost of leaving for a weekend is to play catch-up for a few days, and that's OK. The visit was worth it.

It is always nice to spend time with my fam, and J and M are generous hosts. We watched a lot of the Olympics, which I think I gravitated toward because my TV is only there to play Mr W's videos from the library. It's easy to get caught up in the drama (I use that word in a good way) and appreciate good athleticism, no matter what country the person belongs to. We also marveled at how people from all over the world could do the same sport and come together and be a few tenths or hundreths of a second different in their times.

I need to make a quiz for tomorrow, get Mr W, get the dog, call the mattress people to see if they'll deliver my new (cue the trumpets "AAAAAAHHHH") mattress on Saturday afternoon, and meet with a person on campus about a potential job opportunity. It's sort of like being dropped on a moving treadmill.

I am excited to talk to this person on campus, though. It's a research/lab manager job and the job description and the kind of lab it is sound like something I would write up if someone asked me, "what kind of job would you like at this point in your career?" I'll know more soon.

It was a good trip.


  1. Glad you had a good weekend. I'm off to my sister's in April with 1 kid in tow. Trying to find some activities to entertain a 12yr old and still give us some visit time, so that when we get back in the car, we've had a good visit, but ready to go home...does that make sense?

  2. Absolutely! The ride home can be such a challenge after getting there and all the excitement of being there.


Hi, sorry to make the humans do an extra step.