Christmas is here. Our first one at home, and its a white one at that. We're fortunate to get to stay home but still spend the holiday's with Lori's family. L.D. and Nicole will be coming up tomorrow and the parents have been here for some time helping with things around the house as Lori recovers and I "work." (quotes denoting sarcasm).
Poor little one, Zachary, has caught a nasty cold in only his third week of life. He's having a real hard time breathing with all the congestion and he's got a nasty cough. For a short while his appetite was reduced and he had a very very slight fever. The doctors advice was merely to "suck" the junk out of his nose and "squirt" some saline up there. Although I feel quite sorry for him, I am not worried. I'm sure he'll be fine.
I think everyone here is looking forward to Sunday, although I am starting to dread it a little. Everyone is going home and it will be the 5 of us all alone. We'll finally find out how we're gonna handle it. We're predicting the state of the house will go downhill but since we're planning on this so it can't get us down, right?
Upcoming: Going to try to work intently this next week to make it through the "projection" paper and write the first two chapters of the dissertation and write a beginning to a paper on the parabolic problem and run some examples to general groundwater whirls. (Nothing much). Also need to prepare for classes next semester, I want to "publish" the lecture notes for College Algebra so that the students will have the entire set for the full semester. Faith and Science is also going to be a big focus so it would be good to have a rough outline of materials ready for the class.
Adding to my reading list:
- In, But Not Of : A Guide to Christian Ambition. Hewitt, Hugh.
- Blog: Understand The New Information Revolution And How It Is Redefining The Media, The Culture, And Business. Hewitt, Hugh. Publication Date: January 2005
- Splinter Cell. Clancy, Tom (own it as of Christmas)
- State of Fear. Crichton, Michael
- The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Albom, Mitch.
- The Da Vinci Code. Brown, Dan