Well, I survived V-Day without hubby; we talked the day before and day after, as it's not possible for us to talk really except Tuesdays, Thursdays, and occasionally on the weekend, between our two schedules and his limited phone access.
I had somehow thought that having him gone would give me a lot more time to get things done, but it doesn't apparently work like that. I'm just barely not falling behind in class prep and grading, I have a conference paper that needs to be finished in the next 8 days that I have hardly started on, and the house is filthy. *sighs* What I want is, like, a fortnight of time that has no commitments whatsoever, just to let me catch up on things. Not going to happen, is it?