I think I’m off to a better start to getting things done. I’m at least feeling strong about what I need to do. My husband made a deal with me. If I get up early every day and go to the library to work on my dissertation he’ll get up with me and do one cleaning project. I don’t think he knows how incredibly comforting that thought is. To come home after working all morning at the library to see him briefly before he goes to work and see that he’s cleaned a bathroom, or swept the floor, or folded laundry. That would make me soooooooo happy. It’s not that he doesn’t do his share of the cleaning normally, but neither of us do hardly any cleaning so when it gets done I really notice.

Remember, Mia, don’t be a loser.