I went on a quick conference trip to my old stomping grounds (the photo in the last post is Trevi Fountain). I've got another conference at the end of the month (in Deutschland!) and then I head directly from there back to da Boot for three weeks of fieldwork.
This is all fabulous actually. Except for two little details. (1) the TTSNBN, and (2) I'm an unfit couch potato.
I met with my supervisor earlier this week and got her feedback on my full draft. Good news: only minor adjustments on the first seven chapters. Bad news: total rewrite of the last three chapters.
F. M. L.
It's like a goddamn elephant pregancy...except my TTSNBN has been gestating over twice as long and is still going.
As for detail #2 - I've not worked out at all since February. The slothfulness is not improving my mental state, but I just don't have the mental energy to devote to sorting out a fitness regimen with a full-time job and the sword of Damocles that is my TTSNBN hanging over my head. I know that sounds like a cop-out and it probably is, but it's how I feel.
P.S. - A Happy Mothering Sunday to all the moms out there, British or not, with a special shout-out to my mother who, as always, is amazing as she continues to give me the 'I can't believe I actually birthed you' side-eye even on Skype. Love you, Mom!