Gaye, really, not a lot of grace. I just gave up trying to make it fun or nice, and am learning to make the best of interesting when I have the presence of mind. Also, cuddling with an old lady is surprisingly comforting. Not suggesting you skip Mexico for a cuddle with an old lady, but just saying. Oh, and remember, then I come here where the weather is sunny every day and the Gulf is right across the street.
JayGee, I would love to hear that your work turns into a paid position.
Real, I think you should try sleep. Harder. I'm amazed the taped forum and websites didn't get you there, frankly.
Plady, G!d bless you as you miss your friend. It sounds as though she is sent off by a universe of love, and I hope that gives you some sense of tranquility. I'm so sorry.
RR: An hour and a half of ashtanga yoga. Wow. And the teacher is just...whoa. My old teacher moved out of town and a new team is offering yoga like every day, everywhere. I could take a class almost every day within walking distance of the apartment. But this class is a little a lot out of my current ability, I think. I did OK but tomorrow is likely going to hurt. There might be crying.
Actually there will almost guaranteed be crying. I am getting the kids up at 7AM. We are in need of a gentle attitude adjustment (in which dd comes down a few notches and ds gets out of neutral gear). And so I am off to bed too. I want to get out for a walk. Unless I switch to evenings like the rest of the UAE, since night weather is pretty nice.
Nic, btw, your thoughts on testing and validity have really had me thinking about how little thinking itself was ever a part of most of the tests I (easily) aced through HS. And how messed up it is that the system is so easily gamed.