Friday, January 5, 2007


So, my husband just left today for his sabbatical trip to Sweden. He won't be back until August. I'll be going to see him during my spring break in March (the plane reservations for that are already booked) and then again in May or June, after the end of the semester (not yet set, and probably for two weeks rather than one). It feels lonely already, although I have lots to do to keep me busy: two conference papers both of which involve some new data; a couple of articles to finish up and get out; usual housekeeping chores; teaching, including a course that's mostly new and will be a lot of work though fun; personal writing. Yup. It'll be interesting to see whether I can get it all done, whether his absence will mean less distraction and thus more accomplished, or less help and thus less accomplished.