I cooked dinner for BFB and Mr. BFB last night. It was a not unpleasant evening, but BFB has a new baby totin' sling that results in lots and lots of warm, snuggly baby cuddled against her ample bosom, and it just KILLS ME. The infant is also positioned perfectly for lots and lots of top-of-the-head kissing from mama, and she (the baby) also makes lots and lots of adorable, contented snuffling noises. A few of you have suggested that, in your experience, actual baby is easier to take than pregnant friend. On the whole I'm finding this to be true, but OH THERE ARE MOMENTS.
On the other hand, Operation Don't be a Complete Slacker has been moderately successful. I have managed to do something from my list of tasks every day this week, both at work and at home. (Pantry = super clean!) Yesterday I felt...I hesitate to say it...busy. This is primarily because I had a bunch of student meetings which nicely filled in the chinks of my day, but I'll take whatever I can get. Plus I realized I can do things like clean my office or work on revamping my lab webpages using Mediocre Institutions hideous new templates if I can't bear to work on more intellectually demanding items. And next week is my second Lupron shot, at which point I'll be halfway done with menopause! So...life drags on.