1) To make a long story really, really short, a Dell repair technician came out yesterday to fix my computer, and he broke it. As in, the computer won't turn on now. Which means that I have no choice but to send it to the repair depot (which I was desperately hoping to avoid) to be fixed. This blog will be much quieter for the next week or two while my laptop is away, so I apologize in advance for the lack of content. I will miss you! And if my commenting on your blog is sparse, well, now you know why.
2) Perhaps you recall that my boss and I had a grant out for review? This week he got the score back, and the news, dear readers, is not good. The grant probably won't be funded, and that means that in a few months, I will no longer be working in my current position. I'm pretty sad about the news. I'm not going to lie: I thought we would get funded. For many reasons, I thought we'd get it this time. And, well...I was wrong. So it goes in science.
Today's been a hard day--I'm kind of a mess right now. But bad news deserves to be shared, and everyone has been so kind to me. I'm grateful for that. I'm not really mad about the news. Instead, I just feel really, really tired. Like go home and go to sleep tired. What a day, right? I have plans to go out for beer and mushroom burgers tonight, and it would be such a shame to pass up beer and mushroom burgers that I'm not canceling my plans. Hopefully my date will amuse me with funny anecdotes to distract me from the day's dreadful news!
At least today is Friday! I plan to spend a good chunk of tomorrow curled up under a blanket, reading a book and eating cookies. On Sunday, I'm going to run 13.1 miles really, really fast and then curl up under blanket to read a book and eat cookies. Clearly I have an excellent weekend ahead of me.
I hope your weekend is a good one too. xo