- I have a fellowship for the 11 months that pays more than double what the average grad student around here makes (one reason you won't hear me complaining about money).
- once my husband's unemployment runs out he will settle for anything (Kmart!) that will keep him busy. In the meantime, I'm happy that he can take the time to be a bit more selective. He's only been unemployed 3 weeks. Unfortunately, even if he does land a job soon most of the companies he is interviewing with don't offer health insurance for the first 3 months. So what we really need is coverage to fill in the gap between now and January or so.
- I am fairly confident that I will land a post doc or faculty position for next year. And even if I don't land one, my advisor desperately wants to keep me on and has guarenteed money for a post-doc here for me.
- The original plan was not to simultaneously have a baby and defend my thesis. Originally, I was going to have a baby with six-nine months to go before my fellowship ran out and I defended. Of course, we started trying over a year ago...
- At least for me, given that we've been trying for a year and have a medically confirmed reason that it might take us a long time to get pregnant, having to forgo trying for 4 cycles is incredibly unfortunate.
Science "Nutcase" Woman