I spent all night printing out the required two copies… boy, does an inkjet printer go slowly on the “Best” setting or WHAT?
...and then there was the little 3 am crisis when the “ink cartridge empty” light went on…
116 pages, 280 footnotes, 82 “References Cited,” 2 Appendices, and a partridge in a pear tree!
But “Money & Menschlikeit: A Jewish Ethics of Personal Finance” is done, it is printed, and I leave the apt in 20 minutes to take it to school.
Amen, selah! 5 years ago
“The rewritten chapter looks tuned up and fine.
I think you will publish this little gold mine.
I’ve got out my pen and I’m ready to sign
So show the form and the right dotted line.”
.... so tonight I finish the picky-picky formatting with MS Word (aka My Nemesis) and tomorrow I go to see her for the sig.
I think I’m going to be marking this one “DONE!” tomorrow! 5 years ago
and I was a little worried because her email had sounded a little odd. She’s a hard person to read sometimes.
Well, she liked it. She liked it a LOT. I have a bit to do, but that’s ok, we’re almost there, and (WHOOPIE!!!!!!!!!!) SHE LIKED IT A LOT!!!!!!!!
Besides being my thesis advisor, she’s also my academic advisor for the last 3 years, and my mentor, and sometimes my Jewish mother as well. And she’s one of the most distinguished scholars on the faculty. I used to be terrified of her. It just makes me so happy that she’s proud of what I’ve done.
~~Happy dance!~~5 years ago
is DONE. Improvements and corrections to the first draft are done, conclusions nicely written up. Advisor notified.
Now I’m gonna go do ANYTHING else for a few hours. Whew. 5 years ago
a couple of days really OFF, now that the core of the draft is done. Amazing what happens while the pot is on the back of the stove.
Tomorrow’s task is to put all the insights I’ve scribbled down in the last 48 hours into the last chapter of the thing, and get it to my advisor with an apology for the extra work—but she’ll be pleased, it is going to be SO much better. 5 years ago
minus a couple of details, is in the hands of my advisor.
Nearly there. (Faustus, thank you again.)
Still coughing. 5 years ago
I have the flu, had it since late Wednesday night. I have a rip-roaring case of the flu, the kind that comes in waves: I-wanna-die aches, then chills, then fever, then sweats, then a brief respite before we go ‘round again.
I’m in the brief respite, and I’m asking y’all for good beams, thoughts, prayers, whatever you are inclined to send my way. My thesis is due Feb 28, and there are two chapters left.
I just saw the message I left three days ago—literally about an hour before this thing hit. Agh. I was so excited.
I have no idea how I am going to do them. In fact, I’ve decided I have to quit worrying about them and just get well.
OK, now I’m going back to bed. (BTW, cheers are sweet but probably wasted—I doubt I’ll be back on for a while to re-cheer them.)
Wish me luck. 5 years ago
Huge progress today and I’m still ticking… 5 years ago
and doing good work…
and it’s going on forever.
Sigh. Just needed to say that.
Now back to work. 5 years ago
when I know that I saw something SOMEWHERE and I wrote it down SOMEWHERE and I cannot find the blinking note to myself about it.
Given that this hasn’t happened much in this process, I suppose I should be grateful, but now I’m stuck. This is a critical bit.
SOOOO, I’m going to stop, clean off the table, tidy up the papers, and see if I can’t find that note (and who knows what else) lurking somewhere around here.
If I turn up the Ark of the Covenant, I’ll be sure to leave an entry. Nothing would surprise me at this point. 5 years ago