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Tonks - Confused
Posted on Tuesday 10 February 2009 at 10:38 pm

The straw that broke the camel's back

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I demand a do over. I'd prefer a do over on the entire year thus far, but I'd settle for just February. I've got a major grant application due at the end of the month and I've barely gotten anything done on it because I first had to do the application for the school grant and followed that with over a week of doing nothing but coughing, trying to breathe, and sleeping thanks to the joys of bronchitis. Somewhere in all that I forgot to get anything sent to my mom in time for her birthday. She was completely understanding when I told her that her gift had been ordered and would arrive within a week of her birthday so of course when I checked the status of the order today I was informed that the order had been canceled days ago and they just didn't bother to tell me. Now I've got to reorder and tell Mom that it might be two weeks late. Now to top it all off, I've lost a screw in my glasses so I can't quite see right and I'll have to go get that fixed tomorrow which is just one more thing I don't have the time or, more importantly, the energy to deal with. *sigh*

Anyone making any cracks about lose screws will be punished. Anyone questioning me on the previous idle threat will be severely punished. ;-)


What's Taters, Precious?
mrstater at 5:39 am on 11 February 2009 (UTC) (Link)
Aw, hon, I'm sorry it's been a crappy time for you. Your mom will totally understand about the present, though, there was nothing you could have done to stop it from getting canceled! Though of course you know that. *hugs*
bratty_jedi at 4:30 pm on 18 February 2009 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Mom was understanding about the present. I don't know that she's gotten it yet. I should check with her.
gilpin25 at 5:09 pm on 14 February 2009 (UTC) (Link)
In an effort to make February not so much of a write-off, did you know Trudi Canavan has just published a prequel to The Black Magician series called The Magician's Apprentice?

Hope you're feeling better. Bronchitis isn't fun. :(
bratty_jedi at 4:31 pm on 18 February 2009 (UTC) (Link)
I knew a prequel was coming but I did not know that it had been released. I'm slightly intrigued, but I fear it won't be as good as the original trilogy.

Thanks. I'm feeling much better. Finally.
littlepixiechic at 1:38 am on 16 February 2009 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, I'm so sorry that things aren't going well for you. I hope that the rest of 2009 is a drastic improvement over the last few weeks. I hope you're at least starting to feel better.
bratty_jedi at 4:35 pm on 18 February 2009 (UTC) (Link)
Things are slowly getting better.

I have a grant application that has to be postmarked by 1 March. That's a Sunday so obviously it has to actually be postmarked by 28 February. I've been thinking... if I can get it in the mail Friday morning/early afternoon (27 February), I could leave town that afternoon and take the weekend to recharge before getting back to the dissertation itself. What are you up to that weekend? ;-)
littlepixiechic at 12:42 am on 20 February 2009 (UTC) (Link)
I'm not doing anything that weekend!

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