Losing my father put me in a weird place for awhile. He was, in a word, a dead beat dad while I was growing up, and we have been estranged for about 13 years. So, whatever grief I feel seems to be more connected with the loss of what I never had.
Plus, my poor, sweet, old cat (almost 18) seems to be growing more frail everyday. She has lost a lot of weight and has liver problems. She cries a lot sometimes, and I feel helpless to help her.
Thanks to all the stress I have been under the last few years, my adrenals are largely shot. I am taking care of myself the best I can, but I have to continues plugging away. Those of you who have followed this blog over the last few years know that I am writing my dissertation on female sexual dysfunction. I have received some emails about potential volunteers, and I have had to put them off -- for a reason.
In order to get the review board of my school to approve my study, I have to have a decent research proposal. At my school, this consists of three parts -- the first three chapters of my dissertation. One of the most important chapters is the literature review. This is where the researcher builds his or her argument and reviews literature in the field.
My argument is complicated, and I am a anal retentive researcher; so, my lit review is a lot longer and more comprehensive than most. Consequently, it has dragged on and on... I am making headway, and I expect to have something submitted by the end of summer, at least. At which point, if I am approved (fingers crossed), I am going to need some participants. So, if you are female, sexually active (or have been at some time) consider volunteering for my study. You will be contributing to the knowledge base of a very important subject.
Anyway, enough of my bitching. Hopefully, Thomas Edison is right, and all this drama just means I am making progress. I hope to have some new stuff written soon. Until then, check out these other posts you might have missed.
Types of Orgasms
Problems in the Bedroom? Check Your Medicine Cabinet
Hi, What's Your Gene Type? Using Genetic Matchmaking to Find True Love
What an Orgasm is Like for a Woman: What Have Your Experiences Been?