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post #401 of 409
congratulations, emikey! I agree, it shouldn't be a big deal to wait until january-february. we are STILL making changes to our spring term teaching assignments.
post #402 of 409
Congratulations emikey!!!
I think you will be more than fine waiting until Mid Jan to tell the department.
post #403 of 409
Athansor, how did the interview go?

Anyone else have fun with fastlane today? I promised to give SRO access by 4 pm today, and I clicked the button at 3:59. : That makes 2 papers written this year and 3 proposals. Now to get those papers published. Sigh.

On to AGU posters and a final exam to write and grade. Who all is going to AGU? Maybe a lunch out one day? I'm there all week, but I stay with my parents, so dinner is tough.
post #404 of 409
I think the interview went very well. The seminar seemed to be well recieved, and all of the face to face meetings with members of the faculty and search committee went great. Now, I'm just waiting. I hope to hear something soon, before the semester ends.

So, in the meanwhile, I'm writing finals, grading, and looking forward to a vacation! I hope to finish up another paper this break, and then submit two of them the first of the year.
post #405 of 409
nice job on the papers and grants! I have been pretty bad about both on my parental leave, mostly just focusing on getting students to write their papers. Hopefully coauthoring counts. It ought to... it's much harder than if I just wrote it myself. (eta: I'm not complaining about that, I enjoy it.)

wendy - maybe coffee? I think I'm going to be relieving dh for lunchtime breaks. M/T work best but I'm generally around. just started looking at the schedule. pretty much :
post #406 of 409

holiday mood?

I can't believe it's December already and the holidays are around the corner. We have not prepared anything yet, no lights, no decorations, ok, we bought one present for our son. It is hard because I really love this season but it is impossible to do anything. Besides the teaching duties (I teach a graduate course) I have to submit a paper for publication before the end of the week (I really wonder how I am going to get it done in so little time). And I want to spend time with my family, and bake cookies, and nothing like that will happen for a while... Right now, I do feel like, yes I have to choose between my family and my career, and my time has to go to my job which was on the second place for a while now. I really like it, but it is hard with a baby who has been almost constantly sick for the entire semester :

Geofizz, thank you for the tip on academicladder, I checked it out and I think I will do it next semester. For how long have you been signed up with them?

Hope you all have some time to enjoy the season!
post #407 of 409
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Originally Posted by dulce_mami View Post
Geofizz, thank you for the tip on academicladder, I checked it out and I think I will do it next semester. For how long have you been signed up with them?
I hope it helps!

I signed up for 4 months total, I think. It was very useful to get the accountability and establish the habit of carving research time out every day, even if it's just 20 minutes.

This fall I organized my schedule so that I work on writing from 5:30-7 am every single day and it's worked out really well for me. I stopped signing up, saved the $50/month, and my husband and I are going to put that money towards a house keeper.
post #408 of 409
I just found this thread!! I'm tenure-track in my second year and currently pregnant with my first baby. I'm due at the end of April, right when the term ends! Given the lack of maternity leave where I am, I'm *really* hoping the baby will stay put until then as my husband is not able to work in the U.S. yet (we moved here from Canada a year ago).
My school does have the option of stopping the tenure clock for a year which I'm definitely taking advantage of as I didn't get much of my own work done in the first few months of this pregnancy. I'm a little worried about how I'm going to cope with being a mom and maintaining/advancing my career. The one good thing with my husband not working is that he can stay home with the baby.
post #409 of 409

new thread!

hey yall - I just started a new thread. come join me!

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...3#post10194323
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