Archive for August, 2011

8/31/11, ftf, wren

Thank goodness yesterday’s meeting with the annoyingly persistent Tourette’s guy is over!  If I can make it through that, I can make it through anything.

I joined SL on her Extreme FTF goal on 43T, but I still feel the need for a more comprehensive list.

morning

meditate

journal

Happy Dog time

exercise bike

work day

spend inordinate amount of time chatting relationship building

payroll reminder

payroll approval

budget justification for $100K of RK’s award, no f&a

Lilly invoice (due in one week)

look into advertising neuropsych job

paperwork for VM hire

1:00 p.m. Health Ed meeting

review reclass app for Shannon

2 signature sheets

BMS billing

order thumb drives:

submit name change for Megan

request equity calc for KD

after work

hike

garden

read

Moosie Wednesday 31 August

New month tomorrow! Aiming for a fairly normal day today, although this is my seventh day since coffee so anything could happen…

  • workout to TGBBO 😀
  • fire up the teapot! and journal
  • work work – I have a meeting this afternoon that is on things I am supposed to have prepared, which means work in both the morning and the afternoon and might generate some more work so yay for that.
  • writing
  • worksheets
  • study something ffs
  • reading?
  • lists etc.

Tonight:

  • Music ’til 7
  • sew something (cut side panel(s))
  • clean something (hoovering)
  • cook something (involving the chicken before it goes off)
  • early night!

 

8/30/11 ftf, wren

I am having a hard time getting back into the swing of things at work.  I’d still so much rather be sleeping a bit later and hiking outside every day.  How do other people get past the post-holiday doldrums?

I’ve noticed myself feeling quite impatient lately, so I am trying the mantra, “Thank you for the opportunity to practice patience,” whenever I feel annoyed.  Wonder if it will work?  I used it about 10 times on the drive in to work, and most of the time it was helpful, although other times not so much!

morning

meditate

journal

Happy Dog Time

strength training

leave early

work day

revised ORH budget + justification

send EZ’s current support to NLF

prepare meeting materials:  FTE for CRC, current balance

book conference in Vegas!

review job applications

post new pt position

request new laptop for Gordon

finalize Endpoints DSS (use sponsor #15021)

budget justification for $100K of RK’s award, no f&a

Lilly invoice (due in one week)

look into advertising neuropsych job

paperwork for VM hire

review reclass app for Shannon

2 signature sheets

BMS billing

order thumb drives:

submit name change for Megan

request equity calc for KD

late meeting with annoying doc

after work

walk with dogs

garden

read

early sleep

SL’s FTF, Tues 30th Aug

Went to the gym and saw Eye Candy, hurrah. Am beginning to think Tues may be EC’s day. Anyway, helps with motivation!

Back to work today and then am having a random day off tomorrow so am in quite a good mood – not too much can go wrong in one day! Chief is also back from his 2 weeks off so will have to update him about H etc. It’s time for me to start thinking about recruiting her replacement.

  • gym
  • coffee, scrambled eggs
  • work work work, stay cheery
  • Arse? Ladies? Where?
  • relaxing evening in – am still enjoying Bored to Death on DVD and am also reading a book by Siri Hustvedt which is quite weird but intriguing

 

SL’s FTF, Mon 29th Aug

I had a lovely time in Malmo. It’s a pretty town and there was a festival on which had a good atmosphere. On Saturday we went to Copenhagen and I saw a bit more of that which I didn’t get to see in December, including Noma across the harbour… very tempted to go there next time! My friends seem settled and their flat is really nice, and my godson is making good progress and had the Gruffalo read to him about a million times. It was an insight into a different world and it seems very quiet back in my little flat!

Today is a bank holiday so am pretending it’s a Sunday. I have shocking news to report: G bought me some coffee beans! I didn’t actually need any more coffee beans, but nevertheless this is the first time it has ever happened, after years of me buying coffee for him, so that is quite good. And it’s not because I gave hints or anything. Hmmm.

I’m wondering about re-establishing an account over at the Other Place. I find I’m missing some of the people there (particularly Zanna) and the random interaction with people that you get. I will still keep posting my FTFs here, as I was beginning to feel that I was giving out too much information about myself. Here I don’t mind if my fellow renegade bloggers know what I’m doing. But I don’t see why one can’t do both – this place is quality, over there is quantity with the occasional nugget 😀 Then I could abolish my raintiger blog which a couple of you kindly read but generally feels like just me talking to myself like a crazy loon. Also, since my real life friend found that blog, I’ve felt weirdly inhibited about writing there, in a way that I’m not with friends I’ve met online (whether or not I’ve met them in real life too). But am definitely not joining any birthday goals… We’ll see how it goes. I just didn’t want to pop up there without mentioning it here first.

That was a long preamble. Today’s FTF then:

  • get up
  • recycling
  • food shopping, as have nothing
  • breakfast, leisurely surf
  • laundry
  • minimal cleaning
  • finances
  • email friend – am meeting some friends from uni on Sunday who I haven’t been in touch with for about 15 years, eek! good old FB strikes again
  • wine blog
  • ironing
  • gym
  • call home
  • watch DVDs / read books / play piano
  • early night

Vex Monday 29.8.2011

Urgh, Monday. I’m trying to go for a more minimalist to-do list, so forgive me if my lists become repetitive or if I stop posting at all.

  • work
  • chemist’s
  • standard after-work routine: cook, eat, meditation/nap, clean/declutter
  • programming
  • exercise
  • standard pre-bed routine: review & plan, pack lunch, shower etc. + proper OCM routine instead of my usual half-assed version

8/29/11 ftf, wren

Good morning, everyone!  Thanks so much for remembering my birthday.  🙂  I enjoyed the Festival of Birthdays immensely.  Took the dogs to lots of places where we don’t usually have time to go & did lots of hiking, followed by reading and naps.  How can I make this my usual daily routine?

Oh, I gave Joseph his iPad…and he hated it!  So that was a disappointment.

I think back to work Monday will mostly entail responding to e-mail & phone calls and dealing with things that came up in my absence.

BTW, I sent a letter off to my mother and almost immediately received a very positive response from her, and also from my brother.  So far, so good.

morning

meditate

journal

Happy Dog Time

leave early to allow for increased traffic now that school is back in session

work day

turn off out notice on phone

turn off out notice on e-mail

e-mail

catch up

review job applications

after work

therapy

garden

read