What? You've never heard of "The Curtain of Melancholy"? Well, it goes a little something like this:
- too many projects come to their
- various critical points all at the same moment,
- I think I'm going to collapse or have a stroke or something,
- the critical points happen and everything goes fine, brief moment of elation followed by
- a crash/deep hole of despair. Out of which I
- clamber back into Life. Possibly.
Need a PowerPoint for that? Got it:
Anyway. Friday, I took the Folio editors to lunch. We had a wonderful time and I was reminded that their connections with each other are one of the ancillary--maybe even one of the main--excellent outcomes of this project. Then we saw Date Night, which was pretty darned entertaining (aka, just what the Date Night Doctor ordered--see how meta that is?). Then, a Saturday in which I took my grandson with me to the grocery store and made him lunch while his folks were moving house; cleaned out my closets and began transitioning to the warm weather clothes (if this sounds to you like too large of an event for clothes, you may be right--but that's how it works around here. Maybe. If it actually does help me to manage my sartorial apparatus); went to a work event honoring a colleague, which was fun and inspiring.
Curtain: lifted. Grading: commences tomorrow. I'll keep you posted.