5/26/17 ftf, wren

Yesterday was a bit turned around, after starting the day off by leaving Becca and Elbee at the vet.  They don’t like being left, although it was a little better because they were there together.  Becca’s procedure was pretty easy, and she was feeling fine when I picked them up in the late afternoon.  Elbee’s procedure was more involved.  She ended up having a tooth pulled, and she was unhappy and crying all evening.  She is a stoic soul, so it worried me a lot to hear her crying, poor girl.  Now there’s a few days’ wait until both of their biopsy results come in.  The bill was over $1500, so I need to get busy and submit to the insurance so I can get some of it back!

My dental visit was the best ever.  The dentist has a new junior assistant who is very good at keeping everyone on time.  I waited only five minutes, then she took my x-rays and started herding the dentist and hygienist in to see me.  The whole thing took just 30 minutes, which is shockingly fast for this dentist.  The hygienist, who I’ve known for a long time, told me that over the winter he had a head-on auto collision, and then hit deer with his car on two separate occasions.  Ye gods!  At this point, I”d be ready to give up driving altogether.

Today will be another different sort of day at work.  I’ve scheduled four second interviews and am going to sit in on all of them, so that will take up much of the day.  I’ll try to accomplish a thing or two in between.  Then it’s off for my own long weekend!

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

yoga

work day

e-mail

submit insurance forms

interviews

check to Valerio

review applications

Janssen – negotiate

business cards

update SAM

xfer to nursing

clinical trials invoicing

Roche Final Invoice (due before 7/21)

EOR

set up AbbVie pass through sheet

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

MK 8931 final invoice

complete first RATS class

after work

hike

phone mom

sleep as long as I want!

Yesterday’s trip to Newbury went well and the meeting was more constructive than usual, partly due to the absence of one or two  trouble-makers. The tea party was nice too and we had a lovely day for it.

I wasn’t so happy to be woken up at 1.30 by music coming from the building next to ours which belongs to a famous advertising agency. That carried on for two hours… as if it wasn’t difficult enough to sleep at the moment with it being so hot!

Today will be mainly dealing with emails and whatever other substances have hit the fan while I’ve been out of the office, and then this evening I’m off to see my mother for the weekend. At least it’s a bank holiday weekend and an extra day off is very welcome.

  • packing
  • STLs
  • Inbox of Doom
  • deal with stuff I brought back yesterday
  • revise minutes
  • payments
  • if time, agenda papers for meetings
  • if time, continue accounts spreadsheets
  • catch train home

calypte 25th May

Got very confused yesterday thinking it was Saturday for some reason. Was dog-tired by about half past eight, but still failed to get to bed anything like sharp – and by the time I did I was too exhausted to do the planned meditation that might have helped my brain calm down quicker! Well, tonight is another opportunity to start some kind of better bedtime routine!

I’m doing better at starting my days, with morning pages and meditation. Today was also off to a great start with a book on my wishlist down to 99p – second this week! Not that I need more to read, really, but…! 🙂

Thinking I probably won’t venture out, again – cinema can wait, after all – but plenty to potter about with at home while I’m still low energy. More cards, perhaps?

  • make yogurt
  • make ‘fake’ tapas – fun food! Patatas bravas, ensalada marroqui, cheese in filo pastry (maybe), savoury rice, and salad
  • stew rhubarb
  • maybe try a rhubarb-filo concoction?
  • mp/sl
  • book cinema tix
  • review King Arthur / something from backlog
  • look for new house / engagement card ideas
  • detroll
  • watch something – not been quite so focused since I finished Big Little Lies, but plenty to catch up with!
  • implement better bedtime routine! Earlier, meditation, and plenty of reading 🙂

Must remember:

  • collect prescription
  • get help unjamming freezer drawer (doh!)
  • make lemon curd

Yesterday was unusual in that I accomplished almost no “paperwork.”  I had to keep reminding myself that I was, nevertheless, still getting things done.

I’m going in to work a bit late today, because I have to take Becca and Elbee to the vet.  Becca is having the growth on her eye removed.  The vet says it’s most likely benign, but he will be doing a biopsy.  Elbee is having a bit of tissue from her gum removed and also biopsied, as there’s some unusual redness right near the site of her radiation treatments.  I’m also leaving early for a dental visit.  In between, I’m aiming to get five things done.

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

strength training

go to vet

work day

e-mail

am meeting

phone Peter

unplanned meeting #1

unplanned meetng #2

review comments on contract

elevator speech

pay Valerio

Final info to CREAD

Janssen – negotiate

business cards

update SAM

xfer to nursing

clinical trials invoicing

Roche Final Invoice (due before 7/21)

EOR

set up AbbVie pass through sheet

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

MK 8931 final invoice

complete first RATS class

after work

dentist

pick up dogs

Had quite a good day yesterday at the conference, after some initial hassle meeting up with Z, who knew it would be so complicated. We laughed about it afterwards, and walked back together past St James’s Park which I don’t think Z has ever been to before – it was a beautiful, sunny afternoon.

Today I have another day out of the office, a trip to Newbury for one of the other charities. It’s usually faintly surreal and includes a “bun fight” with the elderly residents of the estate. Am definitely going to put on sunscreen today!

I can’t believe the US intelligence agencies have been leaking stuff about the Manchester bombing. It’s quite shocking, and if our people can’t share stuff with them surely it makes everything more dangerous for everyone.

  • trip to Newbury
  • whatever I feel like afterwards

calypte 24th May

Much as I love the monthly yoga class, last night it was just a bit much. I managed, but I could feel it was a strain on my system. I suppose I’ve been reasonably ‘busy’ for quite the string of days, between trips out and cooking and cards (although super happy that I managed all of those!), so today is a bit of a necessary rest and recuperation day.

That said, planning chicken pie and roasted veggies for tea, so makes sense to peel the extra carrot, etc and roast those at the same time for tomorrow’s ensalada marroqui. Laundry is on now – overdue, again!

Otherwise, though, plans are for lots of reading, viewing, and a muscle-soothing hot bath 🙂 I’m also going to join SL in trying to reintroduce an evening meditation session, to hopefully help with sleeping a bit better, too.

This has been a strange year for me.  I never am one to feel “where did the year go?” much, except for this year.  It feels as if four months just vanished into surgeries and radiation treatments, and I am continually surprised that it is almost summer.

The former head of the CIA gave some pretty damning testimony about the Trump-Russia connection, although he stopped short of naming names or using the word “collusion.”  There is plenty of evidence to begin impeachment proceedings, but the Republicans in congress are not acting.  How long can they let this go on?  It’s already past all reasonableness.

Today is mostly filled with interviews and meetings.  It should be fairly pleasant if I can let go of worrying about getting things done. I am also leaving work early to take the girls to the vet.  Becca has a weird growth in her eye (!), and Elbee is due for her annual shots and check up.

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

strength training

work day

e-mail

interview 1

interview 1

lunch meeting

download funds

pay Valerio

Final info to CREAD

Janssen – negotiate

business cards

update SAM

xfer to nursing

clinical trials invoicing

Roche Final Invoice (due before 7/21)

EOR

set up AbbVie pass through sheet

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

MK 8931 final invoice

complete first RATS class

after work

hike with dogs

visit vet and spend lots of money

relax