Now that the conferences are over, the three of us are slowly settling into a rhythm for the spring. I’m trying to turn to normal work once again. But by now, what’s normal work? In the fall we ran from one deadline to another, struggling to keep up with teaching, job applications, and conference presentations–not to mention a teething, non-sleeping Katherine. Now we’re trying to return to big projects and far-off deadlines. Much as I like regular deadlines and clear-cut work, one can only live off adrenaline for so long. It’s good to be back.