Just an update -
I got back from my research cruise on Thursday afternoon. It was amazing, I had a lot of fun, we saw some beautiful sights, and I ate a ton of really delicious and impressive food. I will definitely be writing some posts on the cruise in the near future, once I find time to go through all the photos I took.
The Housemate finally came back from Antarctica on Friday afternoon, having left so long ago on October 26. I drove to the airport to pick him up, and I have to say that it was actually a little weird when I saw him--like my brain didn't quite believe he was really there, and not just video chatting with me again. Also I had asked him to grow out his beard so I could see and feel it when he came home, so when he climbed in the car I wasn't sure how to go about kissing him. Too. Much. Hair. But that initial strangeness aside, I am now very happy to have him back. And the beard is gone.
In addition to writing about my cruise, I need to catch up on everyone's blogs because I didn't read too many posts when I was on the boat. But first I need to catch up on school work. I did a little homework on the ship though not enough, and I have lectures I missed to go through the notes for and a lot of reading to do. So things will get back to normal at some point, but the next week or so will be pretty busy. I promise I'll catch up with all of you eventually.