Monday, October 01, 2012

What I Miss

Life has been increasingly busy this semester.  I have no doubt much of it is due to the new puppy.  Big J suggested that we get a dog walker a couple times a week.  It seemed silly, but in retrospect it was a very good idea.  It was taking me far too long to come home in the middle of the day when most days I have to be home by 3 to meet little j.

Today I was walking out of the office and had an odd, odd thought.  I missed writing my dissertation.  Don't get me wrong, I don't want to go back to that. Ever.  But I am missing some serious "thinking time."

How to structure my week has been a topic on my mind a great deal lately.  Between little j and the dog I'm at a loss quite often.  I feel like I am treading water and not particularly moving forward in any meaningful way.

On the plus side -- I gave up any hope of getting work done on Sunday and little j and I had the most amazing day.  We watched part of Dances With Wolves, took a long hike/walk with Cowboy, had a good conversation over coffee and a smoothie, went to a movie, made homemade dog treats, and had a good dinner.  little j was still in her happy place today which made things so much easier!  I think I will trade a little "thinking time" with quality mother-daughter time.


Sherri said...

Oh Christian, did you just say you missed writing your dissertation? That gives me hope in an odd way! Kind of like i'm sitting here, 9 1/2 months pregnant, swollen ankles and everyone asking, "when are you going to have that baby!" and then I see you say, "I miss the glow of pregnancy..."
It's all relative, right?
Miss you!

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