This semester has one more week to go. I have been teaching a new class in Ecological Genetics; writing it as I go along. Haven’t had to do this for an entire semester before. It has taken up a lot of time. It will be good at the end to have this course “in the can”. Also, it’s good to get current on this topic again.
It’s hard not to think of November 27, 2012
teaching responsibilities as theft of research time. Some days.
Ru-Jun caught up on sleep November 26, 2012
Ru-Jun slept from 8PM last night to 9AM today and also had a nap at school this afternoon. She is tired-ish tonight. But it might be hard getting her to sleep tonight. Last night was wonderful, though…
Last vacation day November 25, 2012
Ru-Jun has not napped for three days in a row. Tonight after dinner, I managed to get her to take her meds and brush her teeth and then she went into her bedroom with the ipad to watch cartoons while I took a shower. She probably won’t stay asleep but this is really how it should go, with her falling asleep at 8. Mom and Dad are going back tomorrow. They had a good visit and I enjoyed the break from the kitchen. Barbara visited today and had a nice visit with Shian-Ren and Ru-Jun while I was at the lab.
Winding Down November 24, 2012
Winding down here at the Castle. Went to an extremely cold SBU football game today with my Dad. We enjoyed it. SBU won. Ru-Jun was at her sitter’s extra long, but loved it and didn’t want to leave (kind of). My parents put up our Christmas decorations. Shian-Ren had a good friend visit (Yuan) for a couple of hours this afternoon. The custard pie treats she brought were excellent.
Coping with a cold November 23, 2012
The last few days. Getting better now. Has made it extra exhausting entertaining Ru-Jun during this holiday break. She has been pretty good for the most part, just a bit tired and recovering from an episode of congestion and lung irritation.
TG day November 22, 2012
Today has gone OK, although I’m under the weather with a cold. Medicating with Ibuprofen and Tylenol alternating every 4-5 hrs. Got some lab stuff done, went to the playground. Qinghong and Jae are visiting but they don’t want to stay for dinner. Dinner after that.
Should be a relaxing holiday. A brief trip to the lab to do a few things. Can’t go for very long because our aide has the day off. It’s been nice not having to cook this week.