The eye appointment went well on Friday and I’m good to go for another year; in fact the woman who gave me my results seemed to be saying that my eye pressure is now normal, if I understood her correctly, so that would actually be an improvement.

Then had a very nice time at home looking after the cats. Tiger and Tilly  were both very pleased to see me and there was much purring and snuggling all round. I took my laptop home and did some writing and played a bit of piano and the time just zipped by.  Such a world away from London and work.

Tomorrow is the big quarterly meeting and the annual dinner, so I have to get through today first. I have a sore throat and am feeling a bit rough this morning. Hoping it will go away rather than develop into a cold just in time for tomorrow.

  • check we got paid, since the troops were anxious about this on Friday – we did!
  • STLs
  • prep my talk for tomorrow (I have to have a script so I don’t start wittering like an eejit)
  • continue management accounts
  • discuss loan documentation with chief, the saga continues, now our own lawyers are hassling us! I often think the lawyers think we work for them rather than the other way round…
  • clear up carnage from last night
  • Twin Peaks! (so glad you’re watching it too, calypte, as nobody else I know is)
  • do some writing
  • continue reading the Power

calypte 21st July

Boo. No weekend away for me! 😉

I have, however, been roped into collecting/delivering furniture for/with K. Not entirely chuffed, tbh, but I seem to be the only person she knows with a car. Of course, the fact that I haven’t really driven in a year didn’t stop her asking. At least it’s not far from the flat, and tbh I did have the thought that I need to get back into driving at some point, as it’s reached the level of me actively disliking it and limiting myself a great deal. It doesn’t help that I have zero sense of direction, so I find going anywhere new very very stressful – again, didn’t stop K from piling on the ask/bribe/etc. Sigh. Well, as long as she understands that friend-with-car does NOT equal ‘taxi’… I take the bus most places, after all!!

Anyway. Mini rant over. I’m clearly not a great friend 😉

And I’m being even less sociable than normal, as I’m skipping the cinema again tonight – and prob next week too. There’s not much out, and I’m not in the mood for ‘meh’ movies (I have Twin Peaks at home, after all! 😉 ). I just do not fancy Dunkirk, which I hear is amazing but sounds like an exercise in emotional strain, which I feel I have more than enough of IRL right now! The showings were full tonight, so this week is Despicable Me 3, which I took myself to see after a hospital appointment a few weeks ago. Would prob watch it again, but seems like a lot of effort! I’m sort of at the point where 2 things in a day just isn’t happening, and this afternoon was my weekly lunch with my dad followed by groceries.

I might be rare with this, but I really enjoy grocery shopping 🙂 It helps that I like cooking (and eating!) so this is my kind of retail therapy – mostly guilt-free, too, as a girl has to eat! This week was less healthy than usual, right enough, as they’ve brought back my all-time fav flavour of cider: Rekorderlig Peach and Apricot – nom! So, had to buy lots of those, as was devastated when they stopped making them 2 years ago! Was also in the wee M&S and found their passionfruit swiss roll, which is amazing but rarely in stock, so treated myself to that. And then a lemon version as it was marked down to 60p!

So, my weekend is pretty set: first the driving, then the cake and booze and more TV! 🙂

Decluttering is going well, all things considered. Have one more box of random phone/tech stuff to sort, and that’s the living room cabinet done. Feeling quite chuffed with that, although oy do I have too many candles! o_O

And started another book – Whispers Under Ground, which is one I really want to read and not a ‘should’, which is exactly as it should be! 🙂

It took me nearly the whole workday yesterday to complete one clinical trial invoice.  Nowadays, drug companies tend to want a separate invoice with documentation for each service provided during a clinical trial visit, whereas they used to just provide a lump sum for the completed visit.  I believe this is intended to save the drug company money, as many universities are lax with the financial aspect of drug studies and just never get around to invoicing.  Anyway, a whole day dedicated to one invoice is a lot, and it’s a great relief to be done with it.  Now I need to attend to all the email requests that I put on the back burner.

This is a holiday weekend in Utah, because a state holiday, Pioneer Day, falls on Monday.  It will be the last hurrah for summer fireworks, so we are taking the dogs and escaping to a motel in another town, where we hope it will be quieter.

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

yoga

work day

e-mail

lunch meeting

pdf ADZ

provide new info for Neuronext

BrainHQ invoice

reconcile uTRAC charges

review & respond to sponsor email

Biogen invoice

EOR

ejournal training

ePARs

August calendar

finalize CREAD 2 response to sponsor

Abbvie invoice

earnings to income

nursing quarterly reconciliation

letters for forgiveness of reimbursement

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

evaluations

complete first RATS class

after work

hike

pack bag

phone mom

Argh, just woke up at 5.30, which is no doubt due to the fact that I knew I had to get up early this morning. Not that early, though! 😉

First up is an appointment at the glaucoma clinic – hoping for the same result as last year i.e. that although I have high eye blood pressure it’s not causing me any problems – and then into work. Then I have to rush home, get my bag and get to the station for a weekend of cat-sitting as Mum is now in Ireland. She’s attending the “Death in  Dun Laoghaire” (pronounced Dunleary, apparently) crime writing conference with her sister, and was very much looking forward to it.  Am slightly jealous actually, but we’ll be going to the thing in Oxford in a month’s time so I’ll get my fix then.

Have a good weekend, everyone!

  • manic packing
  • eye clinic
  • STLs
  • crack on with management accounts, got a good start yesterday, would be great to get them finished off today
  • dash home and get bag
  • train! cats! lazy weekend!

calypte 20th July

I’m still here! Real dip of energy and doing nothing didn’t make for daily check-ins, though. Still doing next to nothing, but am forcibly telling myself on a regular basis “This is fine”, “You don’t have to do a thing!” and the like – and it seems to be working.

Even at this level, had to set myself the goal yesterday of spending less time noodling pointlessly online, even if it was just to watch tv – I do have quite the backlog, after all! So, watched the first episode of Bull, which I enjoyed more than I expected, and finally made a start with the new Twin Peaks. It is absolutely batsh*t crazy, very slow and ponderous, and massively heading into spoof territory on a regular basis (Bobby crying at Laura’s photo was straight out of the Psych episode, Duel Spires!) – and I sat through four episodes, transfixed! LOL!

I did finish reading a book this morning, so I get to pick a new title (or, y’know, finish one of the other ones I’m halfway through! 😉 ). Caught between the ‘should’ of a small stack of NetGalley ARCs, and the much larger pile of books that I’ve bought over the past while – that I probably want to read more. I’m having a lot of thoughts of late about putting off the ‘good’ bits, I guess. Hmm.

Today is another attempt at batting aside all those feelings of ‘should be doing’ – yes, learning and crafty stuff and reviews and tons of want to dos, but at the end of the day, this is a (hopefully) short period of focusing on my health and if that calls for slobbing out again for the day, so be it!

I’ve been making good progress with my backlog of work projects, but then my email keeps delivering more projects.  I wish I could turn it off for a while.  Speaking of email, my archives went missing when the hard drive on my computer was replaced, and the IT dude has never come to fix it as promised.  I need to get that done but am too busy to sit around and twiddle my thumbs while he dinks around on my machine.  A dilemma….

We’ve been having late afternoon thunderstorms lately.  They make for some beautiful hikes.

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

strength training

work day

e-mail

am meeting

get mail

AZ invoice

pdf ADZ

Biogen invoice

EOR

review & respond to sponsor email

provide new info for Neuronext

BrainHQ invoice

ePARs

August calendar

Abbvie invoice

earnings to income

nursing quarterly reconciliation

letters for forgiveness of reimbursement

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

evaluations

complete first RATS class

after work

hike

phone Peter?

This week has gone flying past… can’t believe I’m going home tomorrow. We got through yesterday very well right up to the end of the day when something happened to upset Z but the end is in sight and I keep telling her that!

Today should be very quiet and I’m trying decide whether to do the management accounts or the VAT return. I hate doing the VAT return and it doesn’t actually need to be done for a couple of weeks, so think I will do the management accounts instead 🙂

  • ironing
  • kettlebell
  • blog
  • STLs
  • management accounts
  • packing and prep for tomorrow
  • continue reading the Power