Tuesday 13 March 2007


It is amazing how much the weather can affect one's mood. Yesterday was overcast and dull and I felt overcast and dull. Today I am warm and sunny and all I want to do is be outside. Istra and I spent most of the morning walking around outside, Istra in the new Phil & Ted's e3 stroller. I asked her if she liked it and she said "Mmmm" like she always does when she wants to express the affirmative (though lately, with a little prodding, she will say "Yessss!"). I must say that I feel spoiled by this stroller. It glides. I can push it and steer it through doorways with one hand. It doesn't knock things off the shelves at the health food store.

We're probably going to take the stroller out again this afternoon after Istra wakes up from her nap, and I am probably going to regret it tomorrow when I'm hobbling around like an 80-year-old, my hips feeling like they're dislocated, but it will be worth it.

I got another email from the Program Director this morning about my MRP. I think I've had more correspondence from him than with my actual supervisor, but it makes me feel better nonetheless that someone seems to care about what is going on. What is going on, you ask? Well, nothing. It's exactly three months today since I submitted my first draft for comments and I still have nothing from my supervisor. The tentative plan is that I will get a mark at the end of the term as a kind of place-holder and the mark will be revised whenever my supervisor submits the real mark. Who knows when that will be. I will be graduating, however, with my place-holder mark. The Program Director assured me in the email this morning that the place-holder mark will probably be an A minus, which I can live with. If my final mark is higher than that then that's a bonus!

It is a bit of a pain, all this. I wanted to be done by now and I'm not. I didn't want to be writing my paper with two babies to look after and it looks like that is exactly what is going to happen. But overall, I suppose, it has still been worth it to do this thesis paper rather than a course which I would have been done by now. I have learned so much.

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