I had a dreadful day yesterday, finding out that the grant we thought was a winner was indeed rated excellent, but excellent isn't enough to get funding these days. So I get to sit around for at least another 6 months scanning the literature and hoping no one else figures out my awesome technique that I've spent the last 18 months developing before I can use it to do an actual experiment. Instead of training I blew off the late afternoon, helped Natalie sell her car, then went for a walk with her at West Rock, ate at Mikro, and then stuffed ourselves with ice cream. Then I felt better. I'll miss her.
Today I was super productive in the lab and caught up on everything I threw out yesterday, and then decided to carry it forward to the evening and do stupid stuff like my visa application. Just finished. I don't have to drive to work tomorrow so I should actually manage some training.