February 28, 2007

The Flight of an Angel

7 days -- 6 plane flights, 700 miles on a rental car and more photos taken than anyone can count! But the list of people we managed to see is quite extensive (and impressive):

Whew! Such a busy trip, but well worth the time and exhaustion. Fortunately Katie was an absolute angel through most of it. She was fantastic on all of the flights, even to the point that I had numerous people comment on how they didn't even realize there was a baby on the plane. She rode like a champ in the car through all of our travels and had plenty of smiles and slobbery kisses for everyone who wanted them! There were a couple of days that she was somewhat cranky (at least in my opinion) but everyone else still commented on how good of a baby she is. I'm glad that they all thought so! We spent today being lazy and catching up on much needed sleep. I'll try to get some pics posted in the next couple of days.

February 16, 2007


The grant is done, thankfully. It was submitted to an office on campus on Tuesday and then to the USDA yesterday. I spent 75 hours last week working on it and already had 25 hours in this week by the time I submitted it on Tuesday. I'm beat. Now I just need to catch up on EVERYTHING that has fallen by the wayside over the last three weeks. And get ready...


I'm certifiably insane and am flying to Michigan next week, just me and KT. I'm soooooo excited! (I'll post more details later.)

February 8, 2007

Barely There

I apologize for the unannounced hiatus. Life has been so nutso the past couple of weeks. C made it home, safe and sound, from China. He was a little worse for wear after a 28-hr trip back to the US and he managed to bring home some uninvited Chinese germs. Both he and KT have been dealing with some major gunk lately. All snotty and coughing. And did I mention cranky?? Because, oh my goodness. I'm not sure what's worse--a 3 month old infant not feeling well or a 30 year old male not feeling well!

I'm eyeball deep in a $350,000 grant application that NEEDS to be turned in on Monday to the University. Wouldn't be bad but I don't even have a rough draft of the project narrative done. That was my goal for last night but it flopped after I received word that the budget that had taken me about 15 hours to prepare needed to be done AGAIN because it wasn't in the correct format for departmental review. I'm 11 pages containing 4500 words and 4 figures into it, with a fair chunk left to compose. After 3 nights of a combined sleep total of 10 hours, I'm beginning to drag. Hopefully I can get the project narrative hammered out by the time my head hits the pillow tonight/tomorrow morning.

When the dust settles I promise to get a little more regular with my postings again.