In the past two weeks Sydney and I have bought three sets of plane tickets . . . and we’re not done yet.

We’ll see whether or not this turns out to be a good idea, but I signed up to present two papers in the US before we leave the continent, and they’re both in June.  Buying tickets for one of them meant hemming and hawing over how long I could stand to leave Katherine, who will be staying with my parents in Iowa while I’m away.  This will be the first time I’ve gone to a conference without Sydney and Katherine (and a whole lot of stress and baggage) since she was born.  We’ll see if I can relax and enjoy the academic experience, or if I’m going to find my thoughts drifting to her all the time.

And we bought one-way tickets to England.  We’re leaving September 28th.


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