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  • Friday, July 06, 2007
    Skins, Kids and Books
    I just downloaded a new skin for my updated Firefox - I'm not sure I like it. It's green. I think it will likely match my blog layout, but I don't tend to spend much time reading my own blog, and it doesn't match much else.

    The girls are gone. They got on the plane this a.m. J was very emotional and tearful last night, and was more "depressed" (not in the clinical sense, in the quiet and withdrawn sense) this morning. E was being stoic last night. She was spending time in her room, preparing. She packed a lot more personal stuff than she usually does, and declared that she will NOT be living out of her suitcase this summer, and that if X did not get them a dresser, she will insist on some sort of dresser-like arrangement so she can actually move in this time.

    Poor kid.

    X called at 8:30 - he had them in hand and said they were happy, smiling and excited. It is the transition that bothers them the most - not the fact of their father, I think. They do have true complaints about how they spend their time and how he acts toward them, but while the transition period makes them say they would NEVER want to go there, I don't think that's the real truth. I think they do want to be there. It's just hard.

    I came home and napped. This was the plan:

    Sleep from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    Go to the gym from 10:30 a.m. to Noon
    Shower, start working at 1:00
    Leave home at 4:30 to to go the evening class of Corporations II

    This is what actually happened:
    Sleep from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30
    Email/blog/make coffee set up until 1:30
    Starting working at 1:30.

    Huh. I guess that the sleep I got from 1:30 to 4:00 a.m. just wasn't enough.

    Now it's time. Now I crunch. What usually serves the purpose of the family calendar will become the bar calendar - a dry-erase month-at-a-glance ... with subjects and questions and essays written in rather than birthday parties and picnics and school assignments.

    I'm less nervous now than I was in June, and I'm not sure that's a good thing. I definitely have a lot to cram into my head, and I am definitely not in passing range yet. I suppose I trust my ability to learn, but this is definitely time to dig in deep for my ability to persevere and NOT procrastinate.

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