Welcome muchpeace & rarebear!! Thanks so much for the encouragement, Shandy. I fear I could use another dose. I was on such a great high after the conference. But after being back on full-time DS duty since June 9, I'm shot again
, and of course have done no follow up, reading, writing, etc. since.
I am still trying to arrange some sessions with caregivers to look after DS a few times a week so I can work, but it's tough (and expensive). And, it looks like I'm going to have to get serious about finding some *paid* work so that income is rolling in by the time DH starts back to school in the fall so he doesn't try to kill himself again this year by working + teaching + studying.
: Not sure what to do. Even with someone looking after DS while I'm working, there will be no energy left (thank you household duties & insomniac son) to take classes, research funding, and even prepare grad school applications.
Sorry to be such a downer. I wish I'd say I'm spending my summer reading, preparing a thesis proposal, researching & writing a journal article and starting the application process. Instead it looks like work of the not even remotely related to my research interests kind.
Hope everyone else is enjoying their summer breaks!!