Not literally of course, no pool around here though I'm a damn good swimmer, kind of like a fish though. I'm always under the water, used to give me mother heart attacks all the time as a kid when we were in the pool. Hey, that's how we mermaids swim!
But, things are better. My work load isn't necessarily any lighter, but my confidence is building as I'm getting some good feedback here and there on my dissertation. Of course, I think it's the most wonderful piece of ground-breaking academic work known to mankind, but it is still nice to hear a kind word from those who have read it.
More when I can... still trying to be good while eating, but hey, I'm a mermaid, not a angel.