Coming out of the fog

I guess I have been suffering a hooding hangover. It went well and it was nice to see ex-advisor for a few hours. He couldn't put his own hood on beforehand and put mine on upside down. Better than backwards at least! While it was good to take part in the ceremony, it was a little weird. Like a bridal shower. I'd encourage others to go to it, but I didn't get the tingly I'm-really-a-Dr-now feelings from it that I was set up for. There was free-flowing champagne afterwards though which was a lot of fun. It made me really miss my old lab. Well, part of it anyway.

After my Mom went back home, I got down to work. It is really more likely that I am suffering from a data hangover. The analysis I'm doing is intensive and mind numbing. It is going about half as fast as I planned. Working from home is great, but after 5 hours of analysis I can not even see straight! Still, spending time in my own house with the pets and being all domestic-like with dinner ready when Grackle gets home from the lab has been lovely. It feels like a break but I am still getting more done than I would in the lab! 

Both Grackle and I are coming under the gun and have to prepare data for conferences that are within a month. Today, he is at the lab and I am analysing. It isn't all work around here though. We are headed to the drive in tonight! Yay! I hope everyone is having a good holiday!   


ScienceGirl said...

Ah, a drive in! I miss those - enjoy!

Albatross said...

I found out it is closed and am very disappointed! Making due with cocktails and Scrabble though =)

Amanda@Lady Scientist said...

Oh! Scrabble! I haven't played Scrabble in just about forever.

After five hours of looking at a computer screen. I'd be about ready to go nuts, too. But I'm glad that you're able to spend time with Grackle. Being domestic-like is nice after being apart.

I hope Scrabble and cocktails was fun!