It’s been a slow start at our institute, bouncing back from the Christmas break. A lot of people have been on holiday though the first few weeks of January, so the labs have been relatively depopulated and serene. The seminar series hasn’t started yet, and the campus has been largely undergraduate-free, glistening under snow and ice in solitary splendor.

Not much on the docket: thawing out cells from their cryogenic hibernation, doing a few routine PCR/RT reactions to replenish those of my dsRNA stocks that were running low. Sitting at my desk bundled up against the chill and drinking tea as I finalize a manuscript that I couldn’t quite manage to submit in the crazy crush right before the holidays.

Mixed feelings about the new week tomorrow: it will be back to full swing…I might even have to start multitasking again.