I understand your frustration with the dishes piling up. And I share your love of pyrex. The one my gf broke belonged to my great-grandmother. I have a replacement now, but it's not the same. But you do have to maintain perspective.
Thank you for accepting my friend request, sk8eycat! And thank you for the congrats on earning my Master's Degree :) I hope to gain a full-time position at this particular library and I should give them the idea for a book return chute and a pizza delivery chute! I'm sure the student employees would go for that! Plus, I'd have a few puppies there to keep my company! Growing up, I never gave librarianship a thought as a career, but glad things have worked out this way :)
Have a wonderful New Year's Eve and I wish you the best for 2012! Thank you for all the wonderful comments you've contributed. I've learned a great deal from you, as well as other members here :)