Over family dinner tonight, I learned that my mother-in-law (actually, wife's stepmom, who's like a second mom to me, and a very active grandparent to our kids) got nominated last week for a Governor General's literary award for French non-fiction. She lives just outside Ottawa. She's kept her mouth shut about it. The university where she teaches is too slow to figure it out. No call from the local French media. No call from the Ottawa Citizen. She's waiting to see if anyone ever notices. She thinks it's funny as hell.
One of the students whose PhD thesis she supervised is nominated for a GG in English non-fiction.
Anyway, she's bought herself a nice new dress.
We are all very proud here.