We did eventually make it back to sleep but this morning found me veeeeeeery out of it. On the way back from dropping Grace off at preschool, I violated my trying-to-lose-weight, no-processed-food, environmental priorities and got a breakfast burrito at Sonic. I had already had a smoothie for breakfast but the sleepiness made me desperate for more food. This is a common reaction for me to sleep deprivation; I feel like my body says, "Fine! You're not going to sleep? Well, I have to run on something so give me FOOD." I always ate a lot during my observing runs during grad school when I stayed up all night at the telescope. And hey! It turns out there is scientific evidence that this actually happens.
I was really thankful that Grace had school today so that I could sleep while Violet napped when we got back from dropping her off. Today is her last day, however, until late August when she will start again at the same little place in the next class with a new teacher. They are having a party with games and such today, and then it is officially summer vacation. I'm not sure that she needs a vacation from all the paint and Play-Doh and singing and playground time, but it will be fun to spend more time with her and not have to get us all up and dressed and fed and out the door on those mornings. I am losing my "get-stuff-done" time but I think we will manage.
Tonight Rob and I are meeting with a financial planner who specializes in physicians. Apparently, he will not always be in training and making a resident/fellow/post-doc level salary and then we are going to need plans for our money beyond squeezing the grocery budget until the next paycheck. Or so they tell me. I'll believe it when I see it. In the process of getting ready for this meeting, we have had discussions about our goals and plans for the future and where we see ourselves in 10 years. So here's mine: I have 3 or 4 children (I haven't convinced Rob on the 4th one yet) all school-aged and I teach physics and astronomy as an adjunct at some little college while they are in school, but I don't work too much so I still have time for working out and sewing and other ventures. I weigh 30 lbs less than I do now, and we have a vegetable garden and a few chickens (again, Rob still needs convincing) and a dog. We live in a house with 3 bedrooms (maybe 4, if we need a guest room because we live far away from family) and 2 living areas in a city where Rob can bike to work and we can walk to fun things near our house and it's not too hot in the summer (for me) or too cold in the winter (for Rob). Maybe it would be more accurate to say this is where I see myself in 10 years IN MY DREAMS.