Abstracts, Papers, and Other Exciting Tales

Hello from the great beyond! I feel like I'm crawling out of a very dark hole into a clearing directly in the sun, the kind of bright light that brings tears to your eyes and forces them closed. I've been buried under a mound of work - not that I mind that - and am finally, after almost 3 months blogging. So why haven't I been blogging? Well, it's simple. I've either been working or sleeping, but never at the same time.

What have I been doing with work? Well, you see, I started a new job in April. It's taken some time to get used to and get with the flow of things. Said job requires me to drive an hour each way, which I don't like doing, and it makes me incredibly sleepy. Then I get home and basically crash. Oh, I also fix dinner, because something else I hate doing? Cleaning dishes. G and I have a deal where if I cook, he cleans and vice versa. It just happened to work out that I cook a lot. Shhh...we don't need G wise to my evil plot the strange coincidence. Mind you, his cooking blows my mind, in a good way, so I'm certainly not opposed to his food! That is beside the point.

Anyway, I'm easily distracted, so back on track. By the end of this month I will have written a short abstract and a long narrative proposal, both for conferences, along with revisions on a paper I've had accepted from a journal. *Laura does a happy dance for her first accepted paper* I will have gone into British schools and talked with students and teachers about their experiences with various things and done loads of statistical analysis on questionnaires. There's more fun going on, but I don't want to over-excite you.

So that all said. I've missed blogging, and I really should have been keeping up with it. But when the nice comfy couch lulls me to sleep at 7pm, it's just sooooo hard. I'll try to blog at least once a week, and hopefully it won't be nearly as boring as this post!!