14 June 2009

A mixed bag, no nuts

It's been a busy week working on the second and third chapter of my dissertation: literature review and methods. This was supposed to be due on June first, but because of the baby and having so many people here throughout May, I got an extension. So I will be turning it in tomorrow, if things go as planned. I had a breakthrough on Tuesday and turned in a good piece of writing ahead of a Thursday meeting with my supervisor that also went very well. I have been waiting a long, long time for some good news about my writing and this was more or less what I have been waiting for.

There is still a lot to do, but I think I'm getting there.

Other things are going well. Yoko is getting her strength back more and more each day. Mei is getting bigger. Naomi doesn't want to wear a diaper anymore, but is still not precise enough about when she has to go to the bathroom. I keep promising her that if she manages to use her potty, that I will give her some chocolate, but she just looks at me skeptically.

My parents come on Saturday. A week with them which means London at least once, I hope, and then it will be my birthday... Then our wedding anniversary and then I have to go to Birmingham to give a talk on metaphor and my research. Then we will be at the middle of July already.

Oh, I still haven't sorted out Mei's visa. It all takes so much damn time. I'm hoping that the bank stuff will come in on Tuesday and I'll be able to send everything in on Wednesday. If I can get my passport back in time, there is some chance I'll be in Spain for my friend Robert's wedding, but I'm not holding my breath at this point.