Challenge: come up with ten more positive notes for the weekend.
These are the things that make me happy.
I was able to write. Really write. All day, while my husband played with the kids;
Completed some NASA reviews that have been hanging over my head, undone, for too long;
The bills are paid, the paperwork is done, the receipts are filed;
The Women in Planetary Science blog and twitter have been updated;
Jessica’s campaign to help St. Jude is still making me feel all squiggly inside;
I’m thinking about going to Kennedy Space Center to view a launch next month;
My first lymphedema therapy session starts on Monday. The evaluation went really well, and she says that she can help. Today, my upper arm is swollen 4 cm; my hand and fingers greater than 15%. We’ll see if she can bring them back to normal before my March conference. No, wait, I am confident that she can;
Working in my beautiful new office is a joy. It’s mine, all mine, and it’s where I can don my secret identity as a NASA researcher, unburdened by things like diaper duty; and
Coming out of the office at last to hug my wonderful husband and children, returning to Mom.