Travel is not kind to mystery symptoms.
But I'm glad to have my girls with me.
Also, the food has been way awesome.
Rhode Island was more amazing than I thought it'd be, and I love the University of Rhode Island even more than I did before we visited.
I've been really struggling to get any work done. This morning I'm sitting in our room drinking leftover Dunkin coffee from yesterday (stone cold & black because that's a waker-upper) and I'm going to work on reverse-outlining my thesis. I need to have it done by the first week of January and it needs a helluva lot of work. Concentrating (with the illness stuff) and finding time (with the holiday cheer whatever) has been a challenge.
I'm reading this really amazing book called Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan as part of my thesis reading list. I also need to get two syllabuses written by the first week of January. On Saturday we head to Queens. Tonight we're having the Heffers Christmas Eve get-together, so I get to wear my very special Christmas sweater. (Pics to follow later.)
One of my highlights of this holiday season has been the chance to work with all y'all to raise $710 for Children With Hair Loss. Also, my rockin' new bangs.
Oh, yeah. And one of my books has been requested by several publishers/literary agents. So that's a neat thing.
Whether you celebrate anything over the next few days or not, I hope they are peaceful and happy for ya, and that you eat tons of food you like and spend it with people you love.
And, as they say in my hometown, don't forget to be awesome.