Man, things are a mess around here. There are these two problems taking up all the space in my head. The first problem is completely out of my control and the other problem is technically not my problem, but it’s bothering me anyway (it’s an Estate issue from when my father died). My husband and I are just sitting around, waiting for the hammer to fall on the first problem. I had such fun stories to tell from the trip to El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, but all my writing energy is being siphoned away and redistributed into stress. Mostly, I just stare out the window, at the monitor, at the thesis notebook, at the books I should be reading. blah.