+: Everyone's finally healthy and we are back on a normal day care schedule.
-: No more excuse to leave work early.
+: Lots of potentially good stuff looms on the horizon. I have a lot of big-picture, long-term stuff I need to think about and plan for over the next few weeks. Most of this involves projects that I am very excited about.
-: Unfortunately, there's also a ton of short-term stuff that needs to get done, too. Finding the balance between long-term planning and short-term survival is tricky.
+: Baby Jane is mobile!
-: Baby Jane is mobile, and fast, and damn inquisitive.
+: Work is mostly good. I'm excited to be back and mostly managing my days, and feeling good about things....mostly.
-: When bad things do happen, they often send me into a tailspin of despair and "I'm never going to get tenure here!" Clearly this is not healthy.
+: I am working out every day again, and it feels great. Exercise has always been fun and relaxing for me, and I'm trying new things out to mix it up a bit.
-: Trying new things = working new muscles = OUCH!
+: Being back on campus after being gone for a year is making me feel like a rock star.
-: No one wants to hear about my research.