I have a ton of work to do tonight and the entire weekend long. However, sometimes I just need a glass of wine. Kinda just smoothes out the intensity of things.
It's also been dawning on me that this is a foreshadow of getting my "real" life back. After next Monday, when I no longer will take more than one class at a time, I plan to work at my assistantship certain days, on my dissertation other days, and then try to take a good portion of evening time off to spend with the family and/or friends. A normal existence for a change, instead of a constant drive to spend 24/7 on coursework. And that just may involve drinking a glass, or two, of wine at my dinner. Damnit.
So, this relaxed Ph.D. student is going to give his child a bath before his bedtime. Again, a normal existence. I could get used to this again...easily.