If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. - Ursula K. LeGuin

Friday, April 17, 2009

RBOC: DONE! Edition

  • Today I finished my grant. Its not completely out the door mind you--still waiting for a letter and several levels of signatures and then the scary electronic submission process--but for my purposes I'm done.
  • Last night, due to miscalculations in formatting, I discovered I had 2 extra pages worth of space. This meant I had to fill it. However, since I was worried about being OVER the page limit the entire time I was writing, the end product was incredibly "tight." This meant I had to fill the space with equally tight and meaningful content.
  • I was tired and wanted to be done with writing. b did point out that filling 2 pages was a lot better than having to cut 2 pages. Gotta love that man.
  • I watched some TV and then stayed up writing until 1:30. Surprisingly it read rather well this morning.
  • I'm supposed to go to the dojo tonight. We haven't been all week but I really don't want to because I'm DONE (as in the stick-a-fork-in-me variety). All I really want to do is sit in the backyard in the sunshine drinking Guinness.
  • Tomorrow we're headed out to my state's fun city in the mountains. b has a brief event in the evening but we'll be walking funky streets and eating out in charming restaurants the rest of the time.
  • I have my heart/stomach set on lobster mac & cheese.
  • Its a 3 hour drive to fun city; I'll be grading papers in the passenger seat.
  • Today my son called me and asked me to give him a brief synopsis of tai chi. It seems his roommate's mother was on the other phone and had some questions (I'm assuming she is either taking classes or wants to take classes). Since Angel is the martial arts authority in his school, all questions go to him.
  • Its not easy giving a tai chi sound bite while making the final edits on a grant, but that's what mothers do.


Annie King said...

Congratulations! Now I know why BIC gave you an aching back. I'm sure it feels great to be done, with a wonderful weekend ahead of you.

MsPrufrock said...

I love that feeling of relief when you finish a big project - good for you!

I am very jealous of your weekend -I hope you had fun!

Julie said...

Congratulations! That has got to be a major relief and great feeling of accomplishment. Tai chi sound bites while editing a grant...hee hee! Yep. You're definitely a mother.