A maybe yay.
I think my experiments are finally back on track. I'm afraid to say it out loud though, because I am a little superstitious about the mysterious part between adding the reagents and getting the result.
So I am glad because I got some data today. But I am also tired, almost too tired to muster a 'yay!'
Tomorrow I will hope to keep building momentum. Last night I actually went home and read papers (while watching Project Runway) for the first time in a while. And I didn't mind.
I used to read journal articles almost every night. But lately I've been running around during the day a lot and so annoyed in general that I couldn't work before bed, or risk not being able to sleep for anger or anxiety.
But I am hoping things are on the upswing. I like the part where I get to read papers and think about my latest results.
I especially like it when I can perform the reaction:
idea + reagents = experiment ----> results.
Keeping in mind that all steps of this reaction are reversible, and it only yields product in the presence of large doses of hard work.
And here I add a letter of the sort profgrrrrl likes to write:
Oh, benchwork. Sometimes you are a soothing, meditative activity that doesn't feel like work at all. And sometimes you are a ball and chain.
I love you benchwork, but I am ready for our relationship to progress to a new level. Let's try to get there together. Sooner would be good. Is soon good for you?