4/26/17 ftf, wren

The big excitement from yesterday was an afternoon email from the university president announcing that the cancer center CEO (who had been abruptly dismissed via email last week) has been reinstated to her position, and the reporting structure has been changed so that she will now report directly to the president, rather than to the evil VP for medicine.  So the evil VP’s power grab ended up giving the CEO more power.  Many, including me, are now hoping that the evil VP will be dismissed.  No one has any trust for her now, and it has already had an impact on faculty recruitment.

Aside from that excitement, it was a relaxed and productive day at work.  I’m hoping for more of the same today, as well as a pleasant lunch date with two friends.

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

cardio

work day

e-mail

heads up to OSP

calendar

MSU application

post position

TVC rent

ePARs (due 5/15)

MK8931-017 final invoice (due before 6/15)

MK 017 invoice for additional Rx

op indicators and faculty earnings to income

EOR

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

phone job candidate

clinical trials invoicing

Roche Final Invoice (due before 7/21)

Detection:  Application to OSP (due 5/1)

Collaboratory:  Draft Budget Justification (due 5/5)

Collaboratory:  Obtain Sub Budgets & Justifications (due 5/5)

Collaboratory:  Final Budget  (due 5/19/17)

Collaboratory:  Application to OSP (due 5/26)

Janssen – negotiate

adjunct appt for Troy

complete first RATS class

after work

mushy cold dog hike

snuggle up with hubby

relax

sleep

So much for my great plan at work – got completely derailed yesterday by other people needing things, although I did get a little bit of my own work done at the end of the day. Also, Z has now moved desks to where Needy & Greedy used to sit, so she’s opposite me now which will be very nice. I just have to not spend all my time chatting to her 🙂

G has invited me to a wine tasting this evening of German wines which sounds interesting.

  • clear up carnage from last night
  • STLs
  • deal with residue of stuff from yesterday
  • email VAT guy
  • crack on with account allocations
  • ideally get my TB to balance before I leave for the day
  • meet G, wine tasting

4/25/17 ftf, wren

After a gorgeous Spring week, we’ve been plunged back into semi-winter, with cold temps and some snow.  This means more muddy dog footprints on the kitchen floor!

Yesterday was peaceful and productive at work.  I was finally able to move forward at least one of the projects that’s been lingering since February and expect to do more of the same today.  Things are a bit stressful with one problem employee…that awkward uncomfortableness of just not wanting to even see a person, even though you probably will.  I have a plan for dealing with the situation, but it can’t be implemented until the boss returns next week.

Did the news of Trump’s resort being promoted on an official government web site reach over seas?  Outrageous!  I am signing petitions at every turn and hoping against hope that his efforts to secure funding for his ridiculous border wall will fail.

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

cardio

work day

e-mail

meeting

Eisai – negotiate

Detection:  Finalize Budget (4/17)

deposit

pay bills

enter personnel details (4/24-5/12)

calendar

MSU application

post position

TVC rent

ePARs (due 5/15)

MK8931-017 final invoice (due before 6/15)

MK 017 invoice for additional Rx

op indicators and faculty earnings to income

EOR

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

phone job candidate

clinical trials invoicing

Roche Final Invoice (due before 7/21)

Detection:  Application to OSP (due 5/1)

Collaboratory:  Draft Budget Justification (due 5/5)

Collaboratory:  Obtain Sub Budgets & Justifications (due 5/5)

Collaboratory:  Final Budget  (due 5/19/17)

Collaboratory:  Application to OSP (due 5/26)

Janssen – negotiate

adjunct appt for Troy

complete first RATS class

after work

mushy cold dog hike

snuggle up with hubby

relax

sleep

Plenty to ponder this morning after a trip to the GP. And sorry – this is turning into “calypte’s medical journal”, a bit o_O

Anyway. Had blood taken for all the tiredness suspects: thyroid, calcium, various vitamins, etc. Even if they don’t want to do anything if something shows up, at least I’ll know there is a physical cause! Although as she said, I have had a *hell* of a year, so feeling exhausted and weepy and generally just like I’ve had enough is hardly surprising. GP was lovely, and basically suggested that I go easier on myself. She said most people wouldn’t have even tried to go back to work between the surgeries, and while my low mood could be caused by the tiredness, directly trying to up my mood would be the easier route – in other words, permission to be self-indulgent!

Taking her up on that advice immediately, by playing hooky! Got on the bus towards work, but changed my mind: I am pretty exhausted, I wouldn’t be doing much, and I want to go to the monthly restorative yoga tonight – and now I feel a bit more okay that I use my limited energy for non-work things.

What that means longer term I’m not sure yet. I don’t feel any thrill at the idea of being signed off work for the next ?? weeks (pre-op is the 10th of May, waiting list target is by the end of June, but overall – who knows?!), but perhaps I can relax and play things by ear – see how I feel each morning rather than having a fixed schedule, planning my time around gentle exercise and mood-enhancing fun stuff more than work? Hmm.

Ultimately, I think there’s a “This too shall pass” element, but at least I might have a few more concrete answers by next week. Ho-hum.

Up early again (next door neighbours are back, so chopping commenced at about 6.20 a.m.) and have been for another nice walk in the square, although the tranquillity was disturbed by a group of security workers holding a pay rise protest outside Senate House and blaring upbeat hits, Bob Marley etc on a massive speaker system. Not what you expect at 7.15 on a Tuesday morning.

I too have a bossless week this week which is very good for productivity and morale, and I’ve developed a new system which is to deal with other people’s stuff (emails, setting up funds, payments etc) as much as possible in the morning, and then crack on with my own stuff in the afternoon. So far, so good…

  • walk
  • STLs
  • deal with letter for N
  • set up funds
  • call auditors about sub co accounting treatment
  • deal with any other emails
  • sort out property accounting
  • crack on with management account allocations
  • catch up on the Good Fight
  • continue reading the Case of the Man Who Died Laughing

calypte 24th April

As promised, my round up of yesterday’s Sanctuary day! 🙂

I really liked the place – found it nice and easily, too, which is always a bonus – which had a nice cafe and shop upstairs (I found the vetiver oil I wanted to try, huzzah!), and all the therapy spaces downstairs. We were each timetabled based on our choices. I started with the reiki, and have to say it did nothing for me. Nice enough half-hour meditation time, but the woman (presumably – my eyes were closed!) waving her hands around me wasn’t adding anything, imo!

Next I went for the cranio-sacral therapy, as I thought I might as well use the opportunity to find out what it was! Not a head massage, as assumed, as she started with my feet! It was something about spinal alignment and ensuring the spinal fluids flowed freely, I believe, but in actuality it felt like someone holding various bits of you so you felt the warmth and – in my case – really noticed how much tension you were holding even when you thought you were relaxed. I would suggest anyone would develop a bit of tension at having a hand shoved under their butt, right enough – a slightly unexpected bit as she moved from feet to hip 😉 The only downside on this one was that she only did one side but it did mean I could feel a positive difference between the shoulder she did and the other one. I’d probably still lean more towards more conventional massage, but definitely wouldn’t say no to this one and indeed it might be ideal for times when you can’t lie on your front, etc.

My final choice was a chat with either the hypnotherapist or herbalist, so I plumped for the former and it was really interesting. All very science-based (neural paths, etc) which appeals, and she talking about how they’d use it for stress management, breaking bad habits, or building self-confidence. LOVED her answer to that one: basically, pretend you’re a super-hero! 😀 I was quite tempted to take up the discount offer for a few future sessions, perhaps as part of my post-surgery rebuilding my life (again), but given that it was £70 a session I might just adopt a secret identity on my own 😉

The whole thing was rounded off with a yoga nidra session – the lying on the floor relaxing one 😉 – which was lovely apart from the incredibly obnoxious snoring coming from one person. Meh!

Met up with some friends after to go flat-viewing for one of them, and was rewarded with some super-nommy cake but very sore feet and complete weariness. Managed through this morning at work, but now looking forward to a hot bath and some ‘nice’ TV, huddled inside away from the (eeek!) snow o_O

It was a gorgeous Spring weekend.  I especially enjoyed some long hikes with the dogs.  I’d gladly take another two days of it right now.

I was hoping that anyone but LePen would win the French elections straight out and am sorry to see that it’s now going to a run-off.  If the American election system was sensible enough to have similar rules, we wouldn’t be faced right now with an incompetent orange man hell-bent on destroying everything good in our country.

Today marks the first day of a completely bossless week, hooray!  I intend to use the time wisely and be a wonder of productivity.  I’m hoping it won’t be too uncomfortable at work today, however, as I had it out on Friday with a fairly new employee who has been stepping on my toes for months.

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

cardio

work day

e-mail

Crenezumab – negotiate

order flowers

MSU application

post position

Eisai – negotiate

TVC rent

ePARs (due 5/15)

MK8931-017 final invoice (due before 6/15)

op indicators and faculty earnings to income

EOR

enter personnel details (4/24-5/12)

MK 017 invoice for additional Rx

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

phone job candidate

clinical trials invoicing

Roche Final Invoice (due before 7/21)

clinical trials invoices

Detection:  Finalize Budget (4/17)

Detection:  Application to OSP (due 5/1)

Collaboratory:  Draft Budget Justification (due 5/5)

Collaboratory:  Obtain Sub Budgets & Justifications (due 5/5)

Collaboratory:  Final Budget  (due 5/19/17)

Collaboratory:  Application to OSP (due 5/26)

Janssen – negotiate

adjunct appt for Troy

complete first RATS class

after work

therapy