The closest to Normal (Illinois) that I've ever been.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Friiking out

This week has been pretty rough. Monday was Joseph's birthday, both kids are home from school, and Danny and I were both swamped with work. I feel like Danny and I should get some kind of prize for having survived the week. However, a more cynical/socially conservative person would say that one of us (me) should really be a stay-at-home-mom, so this was a problem of our own invention.

Regardless, with many late nights and me taking off from work as much as I could, Danny was able to get his work done. I am still struggling, though. I finished the experiment that I have been suffering through for the last 2 months. However, I am currently working on revisions on 4 different manuscripts at the same time.

It's like whack-a-mole: as soon as I finish one, a co-author or editor sends me another one back for revisions/corrections etc. On the one hand, I am delighted that things are happening on these manuscripts, but on the other hand, it is really hard to keep re-focusing on each paper. Also, I am supposed to deliver a talk in less than a week at a meeting in Idaho, and I have not yet finished it.

On an unrelated note, a few weeks ago, we made a proposal to the kids. They really wanted a Wii, but frankly, we have never spent more than $50 on any form of family entertainment. So we told the kids that for every $1 that they put into the Wii fund, Danny and I would match with $4. I figured that it would be sufficiently hard for them to raise $50, so we would have several months to raise the matching $200. We did not count on the many generous cash gifts for Joseph's birthday. The kids were able to raise $50, and so we went out and bought a Wii! I have not had a gaming system since I was 10 (Atari)!


Beth said...

You will love the wii. I want one so bad, but we don't have the money or the space for it. I love the bowling and if you ever get the wii fit - the hula hooping and ski jumping are awesome.

So when should we stop by to play with the wii?

Susan said...

You can come over and play with the Wii whenever you want! We will even let you make your own Beth and Matt players!