We are going to Tucson in early June for a long weekend, because my mom had free Southwest tickets ($30 instead of $1200!) It will be insanely hot, but it's always nice to visit the place where H and I met, where D was born, where my brother still lives, and they have really good food, like Thai, Indian, Mexican, and pizza (why is there no pesto pizza around here??) It should be fun. My niece is three now and we haven't seen them in over a year.
Finals week is plugging along. I had office hours yesterday afternoon and had students in my office for two hours- uninterrupted! I also received a totally obnoxious email from a disgruntled student- I sent it to RYS, but will post it here if they don't. My TA is also confirming that s/he is a total slacker and pissing me off. S/he has missed several classes over the semester for various reasons and is now out of town until today. Our exam is tomorrow, and I need the other grades from him/her. How or why any graduate student has time to go out of town at the beginning of finals week is beyond me. WTF?
ETA: Ha- get this one. Travel plans are on hold for now, because we found out today that H will have his green card confiscated at his naturalization ceremony. He can apply for a US passport at that point, but since we don't know the time frame yet (until we get the letter for his appointment), we can't count on being able to get his passport in time for the trip. I hope that letter comes soon, so we know what to do! AND thanks for all the malaria drug advice, everyone!