Note to self - teaching 3 courses (one of which is brand new and two of which you're revamping) is sort of hectic. I barely had time to catch my breath all semester, and am only now getting to a place where I feel like I can start to tick off non-urgent things in my to-do list. One of which is blogging (who's shocked? No one).
The bad news is, the paper that was 85% done in August is only like 90% done now at the end of the year - I barely touched it all semester. It didn't help that my PI moved to San Diego (or that research is not the job that I'm actually getting paid for). The good news is, we're working on it again and I think that actually for real maybe I will have a working draft before the end of January to send around to collaborators.