Saturday, June 28, 2008


This morning I couldn't sleep so I went to the Coffee Corporation and finished up the article that should've been done earlier in the week but I just couldn't do it and so emailed for an extended deadline on my revisions. (Lost points for professionalism there, but I'm pregnant, tired, working two jobs that take up my whole day, and stressed about money, love, and all the above.) Now, the article is done. DONE!!!! Sent off. This is my first academic publication. (Can I just say how stupid I felt writing up a contributor's bio when I'm not actually in the academy at the moment? Oy.)

I am now free to think about all those other articles I should be writing in preparation for being on the market in the fall. Ah, to be so free. (Gulp.)

I have other immediate projects, like the campaign to borrow a family member's credit card so I can put the birth center expenses on it and thus begin decent and humane midwifery supervision of this pregnancy. At 5am, this seemed simple -- that I had made it into a bigger project than it is. But now, tired and sleep-deprived, it seems impossible. How can I make people understand that birth center and midwife care is just plain better for me than dealing with doctors and hospitals?

In other news, my mother is sick and doesn't know what she has and on a city health care plan where she is getting few answers and feeling cut off from the world. Not good. Must remember to 1) call her on Sunday; and 2) spread the word that she needs some TLC.

Am huge. Should post belly pictures documenting this.

Am sleepy. Can no longer think in sentences.

Over and out.


Meagan said...

I am so impressed! Congrats on finishing the article and sending it out. I've been sitting on an article draft for some time now-- just needs one more revision-- but I really need to get it done, send it, and see if anyone will publish it.

Or, in my dad's words, I need to run it up the flagpole and see who salutes.

Here's me saluting you!

Sisyphus said...

Hooray for being done! Keep up the good work!

Maude said...

yea for you! way to finish that puppy! congrats!!


Anonymous said...

I always like the sound of "independent scholar" on author bios. It just sounds more admirable (even if romantic) than "assistant professor." It suggests you're doing what you love despite not having landed your perfect job . . . yet!!

Congrats on getting the article out, too :)