Aspen used to always lay here, so I think Lu was missing her yesterday. I know I was. <3
See all those spots on the glass? That’s from Lu. I can’t keep that glass clean because she’s always touching it with her nose. It’s a lost cause.
Okay, here’s the annoying part about nearing the end of my doctoral work. About 4PM yesterday I got an email saying someone had forgotten to tell me something important about the chapter I’ve been planning. Because of that, I needed to add a bunch of missing stuff to the chart I had been working on ALL day and just submitted. Research stuff needed to be added, so, finding articles about various topics…blah, blah, blah. Not fun and super time-consuming. Anyway, I had worked so hard to get that stuff finished so I could have the rest of the week to work on finishing up edits on another chapter AND so we could go out of town this weekend for training runs. UUUGH. But, whatever. It is what it is. I went to dinner with the girls super grumpy. They let me vent and totally encouraged me (like always – thanks, ladies!). I came home with a game plan and went right to bed.
I got up at 4 this morning and got straight to work – I knew I could either be pissed about someone else’s mistake or just suck it up and get my work finished. It took me about three hours this morning, but I THINK I’m back to being caught up. We will see. At the end of the day, we can only control what WE do. I can’t control other people (no matter how badly I’d like to sometimes). All I can do is MY best and not let the little things throw me off course. So, here we are. It’s going to be a 10 cup of coffee kind of day, but I’m about to start my other work like I originally planned. One day I’ll look back on all of this and laugh. But for right now, my goal is to not chuck my computer on the floor, or at a wall, or outside… : )
It’s not the end of the world. People are facing things a million times worse than a silly dissertation – but thank you for letting me vent! (I know you didn’t really have a choice…)