As a former professor of mine used to say, “SPRING SUCKS!” And when spring is in its suckiest, the thing I do that’s pretty much just for me – writing every day – had to take a break. Once the final pieces of all that manage to settle out and I have a predictable schedule […]Read more "Unintentional Silence"
We started the final third section of my class on research approaches tonight, qualitative. I’ve always been drawn to quantitative research because I’m comfortable in math-related things, but I’m starting to wonder if my topic is better-suited to something qualitative. It’s certainly a writing style I think I’m good at, the thick descriptions and literary […]Read more "Research dilemma"
I’ve been having to take off in the middle of the day from work to run home and give Kuiper some relief while he’s still working on the potty training. It ends up carving a huge hole in the middle of my days, but it hasn’t really caused too much disruption thus far. He’s gotten better at being […]Read more "Grind shift, grind halt"
K had her baby tonight. He’s precious, and everyone’s doing well. While I don’t think that event was the instigating factor, I got behind in writing here at the same time. I’m catching up, keeping to my post for every day until I can get back into a post on every day. New baby is all about […]Read more "New guy"
We’re doing three rounds in a row of everybody-sings voice class sessions (rather than a handful of people doing coaching sessions), and today was the second round (Friday was the first). Both of mine have gone pretty well, for me, I think. I’m feeling less breathlessly nervous, giving the instructor the ability to critique acting instead of […]Read more "Building confidences"
The 4am “wake up I have to pee!” only lasted a few days, but I’m still getting up an hour earlier than normal. I’m trying to build the habit of getting up early to get a good walk in with the dogs before work. If I can get Kuiper disciplined to walk well (and Lyra re-trained… […]Read more "Long walks and involuntary mornings"
Today, Kuiper spent his first day in the house without humans. R’s on the mountain, and my parents are back home. I came home in the middle of the day to give him some relief, but he effectively spent the day in the kitchen. He did really well, though he clearly didn’t want to be cooped […]Read more "First full day"