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Fri, Jan. 27th, 2006, 05:09 pm
Shabbat Shalom

Shabbat Shalom, folks!

It’s been a few days since I posted, and that’s because it’s been a hell of a week. Not in a bad way, actually - but it’s been one of those beginning-of-the-semester weeks of “Oh, wow, that’s what I should have been doing over break.” So far, though, everything’s good, and I hope it stays that way.

Among other things, my parents came into town and I spent some time with them (it went well); I had a meeting with my advisor to discuss the two (!) upcoming book chapters I’m supposed to write (he thinks I can do it); I wrote up a proposal for the research study we’ll be doing this semester (it makes sense, mostly); I taught my first class in game design (the students seem excited). And that’s the short version of what’s been going on!

The only less-than-okay thing that’s happened is that I seem to have done something utterly screwy to my right foot, which is currently too painful to walk more than a few yards on. This is especially bad as Chris’s sister is coming to visit this weekend for her birthday; we’re planning to spoil her rotten, but my foot stays as it is now we’ll be spoiling her entirely in the apartment.

In news-that-isn’t-mine, the boy told his boss that he’s leaving for a new job, which was kind of stressful to do but evidently went well. He’s been periodically commenting to me how excited he is about the prospect of less stress and more free time - two things I’m also excited about! - so we’re both really pleased. Of course, I doubt I’m going to have much free time this semester, but that’s only fourteen weeks, and I can do a lot of my work curled up on the couch with him which is a big plus. I think he’s planning to work on a couple of Big Projects of his own that he’s had in the works for a while.  This is good because we’ll be working together, one of my favorite states to be in (surpassed only by playing together!).

The tiny semi-feral kittens are no longer semi-feral, which is good. However, they are now sufficiently bold to be trying to eat my lunch. This is bad. Excuse me while I go scare some cats.