I talked to my doctor yesterday. I've never been this pregnant before, I said. It's weird. It's kind of OK. I like seeing weird alien-like movement underneath my stomach skin. But I'm also pretty done. It's been stressful trying to make it past Zoe's over-early birth date. Now that I'm two weeks past, I'm like really? It takes this long to make a full-size baby. I'm at 37 weeks on the solstice. That seems sufficient to me (and to the doctors. That's what they consider fully full term). Did I mention the unknown's head measures two weeks ahead of schedule. So if I'm 35 weeks on Sunday, his head measures 37? Is this efficient, Mr. Unknown? I think not.
So for boring reminders mainly for me so I can continue in my inefficient efficiency, I must make a list of things to do before I forget and fall back into the hole that is facebook. I'll have to do this weekly, at least, since my short-term memory is not what it once was. And once, it was composed of sieves and sand.
Before December 11:
- Contact College of Arts and Letters PR person about Spring events by Dec. 11 Include book signing? Can I have two signings in Flagstaff? Is that over-reaching?
- Rewrite foundation grant letter. Apparently, I did it all wrong.
- Grade portfolios.
- Go by office at 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday to pick up said portfolios.
- Make meeting with Sustainability Masters student for prospectus meeting.
- Explain Creative Writing assessment plan to chair and Administrative Assistants.
- Finalize recruitment letter.
- Write 3 more critiques.
- Organize these 8 letters of rec into their myriad forms, folders, envelopes, independent online stations, Interfolio. Try to get right student's letter in right envelope. Proofread one more time?
- Order books for Spring. Book orders were due Oct. 15. but I still haven't settled on the books.
- Send contract for American West poems.
- Visit hospital.
- Address labels for review copies of poetry book!
- Take Z to see Where the Wild Things Are. It can't be more scary than the Christmas Carol we saw thanks to our real estate agent.