Snow bunnies (and sloths)

I am in Colorado for a conference now – at a ski resort up in the mountains. It’s so beautiful! It’s nearing the end of their ski season but there’s still a ton of snow around and plenty of people out enjoying it. I haven’t seen snow since I was 5 years old, so it’s a bit of a novelty to me. Whilst I am not going to go skiing (it’s a conference, I have to work, so a day’s lift ticket is kinda wasted, plus I’m overseas and haven’t skiied before and don’t want to break a leg) I am definitely still enjoying this “winter wonderland”. Today on our afternoon break I went for a trail walk in the woods. It was so lovely, hearing my boots crunch on the ground, watching a squirrel, being alone with my thoughts in a really beautiful place. Although I did sink in up to my knees when I stepped off the path to try and grab a picture of a stream of meltwater. Oh well. I also made a snow sloth. But it was cold so it’s only small.


Oh yeah, and the conference is good too, some great talks blah blah blah.


Gif credit: OMG Sloths in Space

Family of Sloths

Yesterday I left my US family, who I hadn’t seen in many, many years. I got to spend 4 nights with them and even after all that time they were so amazingly welcoming, lovely and, well, “home”. It was sad to leave. There were a few tears on the plane. Hopefully some day soon I can get back over here – it’s just such a long way.

Babeh sloth family

So I’m off overseas tomorrow morning for just over a week. Primarily, it’s for work (perks, right?) as I’m going to a conference in the US. But I get to spend Easter with family I have over there! Haven’t seen most of them in like, 16 years! I guess most of them have grown up now, huh.

Unlike these BABEH SLOTHS! They are so ADORBS!!slothsanctuary babies

A slothy birthday to me!

Today is my birthday. I have to admit, it’s kind of snuck up on me this year! The boy has planned a nice, lovely day for us – lunch at an Italian restaurant and a movie at the outdoor cinema tonight. party sloth

Grant writing

So, what’s been happening this last month!?

This is the worst time of the year for scientists in Australia – it’s grant writing season. Spend ages writing research proposals, hoping to get funding, which you won’t find out about until October-November.

Are any of you good grant writers? The Sloth Institute Costa Rica is looking for a Grant Finder and Writer who can voluntarily search for grant opportunities and apply for them on the Institute’s behalf. Details here.

Fellowships (salary funding), Grants, Papers, Ethics Applications… it’s been a bit full-on. Luckily the end is in sight now.

Guess what else is in sight?? This bootiful lil babe!bucket