Operation Thesis, the Introduction

Posted on Mar 30, 2009. 7 comments

The day started out just fine, with Maya showing her Chef potential by roasting some duck.
One could call that allegory, relating to MY roast duck if I don't finish my school work.
So feeling adamantly anti poultry, I sequestered myself in the office in the early morning while Grandma and Maya watched Nemo together. I could hear their voices yelling in unison "it's okay Nemo!" It made me feel okay too, well about as okay as a small finned person can feel while assessing how doomed they are thesis-wise. Or is that a different Disney movie?
I heard the pitterpatter of little feet frequently as Maya interrupted me countless times throughout the day needing reassurance, even going as far as "highlighting" one of my research articles. I wasn't surprised by her clingy reaction since we've spent every day together since she was born, save those two days I was at Stitches West. I had to put her down for her nap, as having Grandma pinch hit in that arena was too difficult.
My Mom and Maya did eventually find a groove and I heard them giggling together in the afternoon.
Later in the day after being buoyed by my physics prowess I decided to try some chemistry.
But I had exhausted my brain cell allotment for the day and arsed up the Sourdough Starter by adding too much flour and water too soon. Good thing Carl's Friends send you a double serving of Oregon Trail starter (for the low price of a self addressed, stamped envelope). Maybe they have some Thesis Starter available as well?


  • Posted by Roberta on Mar 31, 2009

    can you ask if they have homework starter and ‘study for your test’ starter as well.
    I know you’ll do fine on the thesis.

  • Posted by stephanie on Apr 01, 2009

    your thesis will be great.
    all maya needs is some orange sauce. mmmmm…. or maybe a nice currant reduction… mmmmm….

  • Posted by Susan on Apr 11, 2009

    If your sourdough isn’t going well, use whole wheat to feed it. Works much better!

  • Posted by mindy on Mar 31, 2009

    I’m in awe of you.

  • Posted by Carrie K on Mar 31, 2009

    Maya’s just going to carry you, I can see it already. Highlighting today, annotating and editing tomorrow.

  • Posted by AlisonH on Mar 31, 2009

    Wow. You and my PhD-candidate daughter should meet each other; you’d have a lot to talk about. Thank you for your thesis subject and your work; we patients need all the help we can get.

  • Posted by marri on Mar 31, 2009

    ugh. i can’t even imagine.

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