I am currently in sunny California with my in-laws enjoying a break from the rain and a little writing/relaxation retreat. Yesterday I did a little shopping with my MIL and found a dress for the wedding that Mr. Sneaker and I will be attending in Amsterdam in July. Have you ever attended a wedding with a dress code in the form of a color scheme for the guests? We are being asked to wear beige, creme, and khaki tones for this wedding, so we were on a hunt for a dress that I can wear because out of all the many dresses that I currently own, none of them fit that description. Luckily Banana Republic had exactly what I needed with amazingly cute bronze heels to boot! After shopping, we met up with Mr. Sneaker's bf, his wife and their adorable baby who is Mr. Sneaker's godson for lunch, and I got my MIL totally hooked on Words with Friends. I am such a good teacher, she is currently kicking my butt! Then, I worked out at their club, relaxed in the steam room, and saw a rainbow! I heart California :0)
This morning we went over to Santa Clara University, where my FIL teaches and I did a few practice rounds of my core presentation for them. I cut down my presentation to approximately the right amount of time, but I am still working on getting it to come out right! Grr. Is it June 19th yet? I have been writing/typing/editing away since we got home because my final draft is due June 2nd and that is fast approaching. I am trying to make all the changes that my adviser recommended and then I need to do some final editing, check my references, read it over a gazillion times etc. etc., so I can be sure it is as good as it is going to get before I turn it in. Yikes! A paper that was two years in the making--craziness! Fortunately aside from practicing it until I have it down cold, the presentation is pretty much done, so between June 2nd when I turn the paper in and June 16th when I do my actual presentation, I won't have too much to worry about (besides teaching, saying goodbye to by soon to be firsties, and packing up my stuff).
I am so happy that tomorrow is a holiday and I can sleep in one more day!