Two by two

16 10 2017

It’s been an intense couple of weeks. The NSERC doctoral scholarship deadline was on Friday, which Aimee and Andrea were applying to, and but Sunday to Wednesday I was away, travelling to Chicago for a zoo animal welfare conference at which I, Andrea, ‘Big Emma’ and Miranda were all presenting.

So … this involved helping to prepare two applications, submitting two papers (because having an extra submission with a real manuscript no. looks great when applying for scholarships), writing two references, writing two talks, helping create two posters, and spending two days in a car (a ridiculous SUV), as we drove to Illinois and back (all on top of the normal workload of teaching two courses).

Despite the odd hairy moment, everything paid off and went really well. But once I got back home and finally relaxed, the inevitable happened: my immune system went on sabbatical, with two results: a nasty cold, and a zit the size of a marble on my chin. Time for two blissful days in bed? I think so.