Well, I figure a month without posting is long enough. I'm back in the blogosphere, and please be quite clear on the fact that I missed you all terribly. No really. Yes, even you. :-)
To update you all, although I am a procrastinator, I did finish my project on Sunday evening, did a bit of minor editing (it needed a lot more, but I just couldn't bring myself to look at it anymore) on Monday, and turned it in Tuesday late morning. I was curious how I would feel after it was done. Would I be relieved? Would I be sad? As it happens, I felt exactly the same. Stressed. Whatever I did that wasn't writing the paper (which of course was everything I did, seeing as the paper was finished), I felt pangs of guilt, that I should have been working on the paper instead. Then yesterday my body decided to release the stress...as illness. I'm not that sick (I mean I'm still going to work and everything), but I still feel pretty dreadful. So, in my last post, I could have put that 'writing a paper leads to stress-based illness'. Now, because this is Europe, the continent of the oral exam, I get to re-read the pensum (a lovely Danish word that means reading list for a course) and make sure I'm ready to defend my paper inasmuch as it is defensible, and describe it succinctly, and in three weeks (a bit less, actually), the cycle can start all over again with the next module in the course.
In more exciting news, during my month away, Denmark got a lot of snow (I love snow), I went on two trips (one for business and one for Christmas), and have been seeing lots of interesting things in the Danish papers. They could well be the subjects of more interesting posts in the very near future.