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

 

Yesterday went well at work. got a lot done, but still being bombarded by emails from all and sundry. Today and tomorrow I’m not in the office – today Z and I are going to a conference for health charities (which I’m rather regretting signing up for now) and tomorrow we have a trip to the sticks for one of the other charities we manage. Hope there isn’t too much chaos waiting for me on Friday!

  • conference
  • food shopping
  • deal with payments on online banking
  • see how I feel… (book? Twin Peaks? The Keepers?)

calypte 23rd May

Ended up having quite a busy-feeling day yesterday, despite skipping tai chi. Just standing for an hour sounded too much, let alone the other bits! o_O I am heading for yoga tonight, though.

Big ‘wow I actually managed it!’ was… the birthday card! Woo! Here it is:

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Reasonably pleased, apart from the squint ribbon 😉 Was a relatively quick make, but it has hopefully broken that ‘fear’ of getting started. Certainly, it took me most of the day to get around to this one – I even did the dishes as avoidance 😉

Today is a bit more of a chill day, possibly with cinema trip ahead of yoga. Looking forward to it!

(am also in total denial over the news. Too heartbreaking)

No matter how much sleep I get, it doesn’t seem to be enough these days, and I am always waking up tired.  I feel strongly inclined to take a day off just to sleep!

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

cardio

work day

e-mail

reimbursements

June calendar

conference call

double check new year distributions

response to Roche

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

early sleep

Just awful to wake up this morning and find out about the bomb in Manchester. How can anyone do something like that., targeting little girls. What a world we live in.

Haven’t been sleeping too well lately and woke up soon after 6 this morning so got up and went for a walk. The square doesn’t officially open till 7 but there’s a side gate which is usually open earlier so it’s possible to get in and more or less have the place to myself (well, just me and Pigeon Guy) for a few minutes, which is very nice and peaceful.

Got the dreaded Loan Document reviewed in detail yesterday and got the first draft of the minutes finished too so am feeling reasonably on top of things, and then last night I came home and emailed a bunch of friends I’d been meaning to email, and have made some tentative arrangements to see them soon which will be good.

  • walk
  • STLs
  • payroll year end
  • hopefully get comments on minutes from Z
  • deal with further stuff to do with loan agreement
  • crack on with accounts spreadsheets
  • want to do some meditation this evening in the hope of sleeping better
  • more Twin Peaks? watched the opening episode last night which was quite harrowing. I could always continue watching the Keepers on Netflix tonight instead, which is very moving

calypte 22nd May

Had a lovely weekend – project ‘Keep calypte’s mood up’ is going well 🙂 Friday evening was the house warming for ex-colleague and his – well, as Friday’s invitation declared, his fiancee now! Woo!! Their new house is spectacular, too – moving envy for sure 😉

Despite three cocktails (!), I also made it to the afternoon tea on Saturday with the ladies from my Maggie’s group, and it was a lot of fun. Even treated myself to another cocktail 😉 I had swithered about heading to the cinema on the way home from that, but luckily read my weariness levels better and had a more sofa-ish evening.

Then yesterday involved a super-long lie, and a ton of cooking! Had bought loads of veg, so made the Tunisian Tagine that had caught my eye, and roasted the rest for bruschetta, pizza (homemade – got my dad to do the dough for me in his bread machine) toppings, and anything else to get it used! Along with a bag of cavolo nero and other salad stuff, am back to having a fridge perhaps over-full of things that will need used quicker than I can manage – oops!

Of course, after all that cooking I needed a lot of sitting down, so managed to finish watching Big Little Lies – very much ‘wow’ TV, fully recommended (albeit not for everyone!). I’d reached the halfway point in the book where I thought the clues were starting to come quicker than the show, and realised I wanted the tension in the viewing. Also up to date with Grantchester after a very impactfully done episode from last week – going to miss that a lot when it finishes next week!! I’m turning into such a TV binger!

Today I’m feeling pretty weary, unsurprisingly, so plan is for a nice easy day and hope that I’m okay for tai chi tonight – gentle exercise sounds like a ‘should’, quite frankly! I also really want to at least try a card – as ever, pushed back and back and… argh!!