Monday, September 29, 2008

What I've Been Doing

It is finished, defended, and approved. I am officially a All But Dissertation. This, my friends, is a very, very, good thing!

Really, this is the biggest news I have. Some other updates:

~ We still have no resolution with our homeowners insurance on the ceiling collapse in our dining room. A structural engineer came and did a review the same day as my portfolio defense. She seemed positive that the entire ceiling should be replaced because of the lack of plasterers in our living area. Especially a plasterer who can do horsehair plaster repair.

~ In the midst of our home improvement, I aggravated my abnormal hips (anterior tilt in my right pelvic bone), and locked up my right side. After grouting, yard work, 3 hours driving and 12+ hours in heels, I totally wrecked my lower back. I have seen my chiropractor daily, even over the weekend, and have been bed-fast since last Thursday. I can sit for 10 minutes and stand for 15. I have no idea how I am going to teach for 3 hours tonight, drive for 3 and teach for 3 tomorrow, and sit through 2 1/2 of class for me on Wed, and teach another 3 hours on Thurs. I am wearing a lovely support belt, which is SEXY, and taking 800 Ibuprofen and 1000 Tylenol. Right now, I am reclining in my bed on the heating pad. Believe me, the reclining became old about 3 hours into last Thursday. My hair is wrecked as well and I basically look like this:


wzgirl said...

O.M.G. My heart goes out to you, babe. Oy!

Hoping that you can lie sweetly watching reruns of the VMAs hosted by your likeness whilst awaiting full recovery.

And, congrats on the nearly to the finish line part of your dissertation. That RULES, yo!


PS - Consider investing in some Clarks or some Danskos for your teaching future. xo

Debz said...

Hope you feel better.
Sounds like you have a lot going on!
If it makes you feel any better...I did the draw for the hoody today and you won! Just e-mail me your address and I'll send it out!

Debz said...

Sorry sounds like you "HAD" a lot going on....just realized the date on your last post...... ;O)