Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Checking In

Every time I see that it's been a week since I last posted, I think to myself "if I don't write something soon, people are going to stop reading!" Frankly, I've been too busy and then too sick to write much of anything. I had a very busy holiday break in Minneapolis. By the time I arrived back home on Monday I had come down with a stomach virus/food poisoning that is just today starting to subside. Besides causing all the normal discomfort associated with stomach issues (I'll spare you the details) it has completely kicked my ass. I've been sleeping an absurd amount, and even today when I made the leap to solid foods I can think of nothing but closing my eyes and drifting off for just a couple more hours...

This means that today probably won't be the day I finally punch out the deeply reflective post about 2006 and how my life is much different after it. That post has been swimming in my mind but hasn't wholly taken form. By the way, what's the statute of limitations on New Year's posts?

I am taking my time recovering from the holidays (mentally and physically) mostly because I have to be mentally sharp as a tack next week. On Sunday I am off to Baltimore for the 2007 Magnetism and Magnetic Materials conference. I present both Monday and Tuesday. And I'm going by myself to be joined on Tuesday by Dr. Hari. Yep, that's it. Him and me. No one else from the lab. The good part of that is that I'll have my own room at the swanky Marriott Harborside. And I can go to bed at whatever time I want, not to mention plenty of Indian food as long as Dr. Hari has no plans. And if he does? Room service.


Runner Girl FL said...

My deeply reflective post about two thousand six mostly involves:

YIPPIE 2007!!

I think as long as it is done before presidents day your are in. :)

e.b. said...

I'm sorry - a Magnetism and Magnetic Materials conference. You have to give us non-physics workers an intro to what goes on there. I am impressed and amazed.

Scott said...

Take it from me, it will take a lot more than a couple weeks to have people completely give up on you. I've lost about half my readers, but that was from pure neglect. I will always check in on you from time to time.

Get better. My goodness, but something is really going around. My house is like a recovery ward right now.

Hot4Teacha said...

Damn, girl, you and I have the same thing. I got sick on Jan. 1, and am just now starting to look at food with something other than disgust. Although, fainting in the shower this morning probably wasn't good. Did we party that hard at the wedding? Jeez. Get better - I'm right here with ya.

magnetbabe said...

I couldn't have said it any better.

What goes on there? Fantastic people watching. You haven't seen social dysfunction until you've seen a physics conference.

Thanks, Scott. You are a true constant. I'm still hoping you'll get back to a more regular schedule. But I've been so busy too that I couldn't check your site every day even if you were posting. Maybe someday, right?

Sounds like you were much worse than me, though any type of stomach grossness totally sucks. I got my appetite back sooner but I'm still a little fatigued. You take care of yourself, that's an order!