Wow, thanks everyone for all the kind and generous responses to my whinging. I’m all touched and stuff!
Things are looking up here, too. I’m about to teach my last class of the semester (woo hoooooo!), and I just returned from a much-needed trip (to Iowa!) with the owner of Ramona Bananapants. Those 32 jampacked hours included a speeding ticket (not my ticket), a minor car accident (not my car), a drive-thru cookie shop (I know, right?), and a great deal of fun.
AND it turns out the prairie is gorgeous and amazing. Who knew?
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