My parents are in town for three weeks. This is good. Never in my life did I imagine a) I’d live in North Carolina b) my parents would move here to be closer to their first grandchild!

In the bad news: Bennett has been vomiting since Saturday, I was ill on Friday and have had a cough for weeks. Caroline has a cough too.

In better news: I’m going to suffer like a dog from now until March 31 and grind out my dissertation. I don’t want to at this point. I kind of don’t really care. But, if I have suffered with this over my head for years, eight week is a cake walk. Make it happen!