Today (and yesterday) I have been focusing on putting my nose back to the academic grindstone, researching and working on my qualifying paper in my extra (kids-in-school) time.  

My nose may be hitting the grindstone but my mind is wandering all over the place.  The toughest part is blocking out all of the enticing and suddenly urgent matters that call me from all corners of the house. Not to mention that, since my studio and the guest bedroom are one and the same, there is a comfy bed that begs to host a nap every day after lunch. 

While I do enjoy learning more about preventive family interventions and program retention, blogging about it is another story.  A boring story. So while I work away at toughening my tender grindstone:nose I'll leave you with a quote I read in this interview:

"If you are irritated by every rub, how will you get polished?" ~Rumi

And I *have* been irritable lately.  I needed that.

All of this is just to say: I'll be back soon.

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Song:  Life is Wonderful  |  Jason Mraz

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