One of my colleagues said to me today "Cecile, for someone on sabbatical, you sure are in the office a lot." Well, I don't have a home office, and BU is only a 7 minute walk, so here I am. I'll admit I'm in the "How the heck am I going to get everything done?" mode, with just 10 days left, but things will get done, simply because they have to. I've got another paper I'm working on with a professor here, and I want to have a solid draft before I go; I have some housekeeping for another research project that will continue while I'm in Chile (A shout out to my WONDERFUL research assistants, Erin, Kelly and Ciarra!). Other than actual housekeeping as in cleaning my office, that is pretty much it for my university work.
Next week, in addition to tying up loose ends at home, we are also going to make sure Joel has an early birthday party with his friends, the day before I leave. I'll try to remember to post a picture of the pirate ship cake I've been requested to make...wish me luck with that!