I apologize in advance, as this post is a little bit "personal" and "revealing" in nature. So please feel free to skip this post if you are queasy about bodily functions.
Okay, now that I have only those readers with strong stomachs or extreme curiosities, I have a confession to make. I have a hard time differentiating between my cervical mucus and the "liquids" supplied by my husband. (I know...I'm sorry...it's not the most pleasant thing to discuss). I was really trying to not obsess too much about pinpointing when I ovulate, and I thought that it happened sometime over the weekend, so we did a lot of trying over the weekend. But then I woke up a few days later with what was the closest resemblance to "egg whites" that I have ever seen...and it was excessively "abundant".
So now I feel like I'm completely second-guessing my ovulation detection abilities when I can't even tell what's "his" and what's "hers". Oh well. I trust that God always knows what He's doing, even if I don't. And besides, an additional round of trying can never hurt.
Transitioning into more agreeable topics, I was totally blessed, honored, and humbled today by a thoughtful gift from a student. One of my international students came in for an appointment, and brought me a beautiful hand-carved sea shell from China. He is a great student who has really worked hard, and has been excelling in his academics. He is now ready to transition from being a "pre-major" to starting the upper-division courses, so he'll also switch advisors in the process, and he just wanted to thank me for my help over the last two years. His generosity was such a humbling reminder of how much my students rely on me.