With the semester having started the research has taken a dip. Luckily my last grant from all the summer work has been submitted. This was absolutely crazy, and I don’t think I’m going to make this kind of push again. I feel I have enough to submit for tenure, and I don’t want to fall into a rut after/if-I-get tenure, but some R&R is needed. I have to leave tonight for a meeting with my old employer about the status of some research, but this weekend will be a ‘no-work’ weekend. After a while all of these grants started to blend together and I was mixing up aims at a very high rate. My students even had to keep me on track, which is not good at all. But one of them did come up with an interesting idea in all this preliminary data collection we were doing. So that will go into a fellowship app for her. I don’t want to do grants until next year so now becomes the time for publications publications publications.
I threw a party this past Labor Day at my house. The students were over and we had a grand time. We played some Switch (if you haven’t played Overcooked yet, you should). I cooked a bunch of food and had a hefty amount of beer. My SO finally got to meet my students and played some Cards Against Humanity with them. It was grand and they deserved it. This will definitely be a thing we do after every semester. The only downside is that I beat them so bad in Mario Kart that they won’t play against me anymore.