Archive for February, 2013

2/28/13 ftf, wren

A short month means less time to wait for the next paycheck!

I continue struggling with our annual budget.  The thing that makes it difficult is the employees who are paid from twenty different projects with varying start and stop dates.  This drives the budgeting software mad, and I haven’t figured out how to make it happy.  My plan for today is to finish all the budget entries for the easy people and then start up again with the difficult ones.

I also have to attend a mandatory 4-hour training session, and I don’t think I need to describe how I feel about that!  I already know the content of the class and can’t see how it offers enough material to fill four hours.  I’m hoping to sneak out during a break and go shopping for vacation shoes.  Shhhhh!  Don’t tell!

morning

Happy Dog Time!

journal

morning cardio

piano

workday

deal with e-mail

call Louise

attend tedious training session

payroll

adjust ftes

FY 14 budget projections

review ORH/VA budget projections

2nd Q PARS

review management reports

faculty chat info for boss

organize PAMS docs

look for non-family board member

find out about RFP procedures

BMS invoice

invoice for EN’s time

351/302/301 invoice?

update uTRAC F18, PBG & budget

update uTRAC Hammers PBG & budget

90 day close outs

update SAM

take a look at state business regulations

scan & store all PAMS docs

update regulatory binder

after work

evening walk

practice dog tricks

tidy up kitchen

pack Friday’s lunch

Project Runway!

SL’s FTF, Thurs 28th Feb

Last day of Feb already! And it’s off to the dentist again today.

Ordered the e-cig kit yesterday so am getting my arse in gear at last – hopefully it will come superquick and I can try it out over the weekend while G is away, and give up real fags. I also cleared out the dreaded Corner of Carnage and chucked out my horrid old chairs in preparation for new bookshelf which will arrive tomorrow and give me more storage space. Progress is being made!

  • ironing
  • coffee
  • dentist 9.30
  • go to see weird shirt man as didn’t make it yesterday – just do it ffs
  • practise piano
  • walk over to the ‘fridges and get nice stuff for dinner
  • put feet up for a while 🙂
  • continue reading William Boyd book
  • maybe watch a trashy DVD or something online
  • dinner with G

Moosie Thursday 28 February

First Things First please go and watch this video!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4S14ZpjeYk

That makes me laugh so hard!

Today (I mean Yesterday of course) was another good and fairly productive day. Achievements first:

  • My presentation went fairly well and I was well enough prepared and they were a nice bunch. The meeting after that was very informative too and full of gossip!!
  • I’ve managed two hours of music again!
  • I hoovered AND then scrubbed the kitchen floor with bleach! It was MING. The colour of the water in the bowl afterwards made it one of the most satisfying cleaning experiences I’ve had ever!
  • I finished the Mother’s day card for my mum, phew that’s one more thing down.
  • Oh and I swam. And dried my hair before leaving the pool! So I don’t think it’s made my cold any worse.

List for Today:

  • Morning stuff
  • SWIM
  • WORK – I have a proper list to crack on with – need to focus
  • Writing – I haven’t had a chance to sum up last week or to really work on monthly stuff yet either
  • Kanji
  • lunch with S&A!
  • do the Virgin letter
  • Try to get kiddie presents

Evening

  • Food shop!
  • Cleaning!
  • Dinner!
  • More music – doing really well this week!
  • Another card or something?
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calypte 27th feb

Great day yesterday: took myself to the cinema, then was pleased to find I still had energy and will to go shopping – so got a fair few chores ticked off! Not least splurging on several items of work-wear: almost makes me excited about the idea of getting back to an office! 🙂 Celebrated with most of the new Lush easter range… ahem 😉

This morning I got the results of last week’s MRI and pleased to say everything is fine 🙂 I didn’t realise how stressed I was about it (I’m not, really – it’s an annual thing, I don’t really foresee problems, but clearly something bubbles under the surface) until I walked out and realised that my ‘busy’ week wasn’t at all, really, now that’s over with! 🙂 Now, next week… LOL!

Upcoming plans, then, are largely around cooking: namely, how to get through the mountains of veg (parsnips!). I’m thinking some healthy batches for the freezer:

  • the parsnip thing (with a ‘well, duh!’)
  • soup! Maybe caramelised root veg, just for a wee difference
  • lentil and root veg casserole
  • root veg bake – for tomorrow
  • mexican chicken (tomatoes, not parsnips, getting used!)
  • muffins (eggs)?
  • breakfast oaty bars – must check ingredients

Phew! This is what I get when I haven’t cooked in an age, I guess – so much for the space in the freezer 😉

Otherwise… really must get spare room tidied up so I have space to start making birthday cards!

2/27/13 ftf, wren

I’m feeling a bit better today and made some good progress on my mountain of work yesterday.  Today’s goal is to buckle down and get things done!  There are no meetings on the calendar, so that should help.

I’ve been following a discussion on the other place in which most of the participants seem to be baffled over accusations that the press’s refusal to even try to pronounce Quvenzhane Wallis’ first name reflects racism.   This ignorance of American history by people who live in America is really alarming.

morning

Happy Dog Time!

journal

circuit training

piano

work day

deal with e-mail

allergy shot

call Louise

adjust ftes

FY 14 budget projections

review ORH/VA budget projections

2nd Q PARS

review management reports

faculty chat info for boss

organize PAMS docs

look for non-family board member

BMS invoice

invoice for EN’s time

351/302/301 invoice?

update uTRAC F18, PBG & budget

update uTRAC Hammers PBG & budget

90 day close outs

update SAM

take a look at state business regulations

scan & store all PAMS docs

update regulatory binder

after work

evening walk

prepare lunch

work on dog tricks

snuggles, supper & sleep

SL’s FTF, Wed 27th Feb

I too had a good day yesterday. The dentist turned out to be a glamorous Australian woman who greeted me with a huge smile. She was nice and made a few jokes to lighten it up a bit and treated me like a grown-up, but once again it was bad news and various things need to be done, so am going back for more tomorrow. Also apparently I have to go to the hygienist every 3 months! Does anyone else do this? Seems a lot, but I’ll probably do it, if it saves my gnashers. At least I didn’t get lectured about not having the wisdom tooth out last year – she said it was fine and to leave it alone, phew!

Also set up meetings with two friends I haven’t seen for ages and got responses from both so that’s nice, and the WI are doing a preview trip to the Pompeii exhibition at the British Museum in a few weeks’ time, so have signed up for that.

Am up bright and early as discovered yesterday that the hot water in my block of flats seems to be cold between 8.30 and 10.30 – not much fun having a cold bath/shower!

  • coffee and surf
  • get up
  • walk
  • kettlebell x 20
  • call piano movers yet again – still no response from them, am getting quite frustrated!
  • clear up carnage from last night
  • go to see weird man and order some new shirts
  • piano music shopping – feel the need for some new music to inspire me
  • consider Myers Briggs stuff from last week
  • consider e-cig – yesterday’s lecture from the dentist has given me a kick up the backside on this
  • practise piano
  • catch up on Spiral

Moosie Wednesday, 26 February

It’s been a really good day! Work was busy but quiet, trundling along, and I got to leave on time. I had a bit of a chance to think and write and sort my head out. Achievements today:

  • Finished up my February Russian pages 
  • did 2h20 music! Including loads of actual SINGING and some website updates. Feeling awesome about that!
  • a couple of important snagging things – thread and card designs and bits and pieces
  • I drank lots of lemon and honey and my cold seems nearly gone!
  • did some kanji
  • did a whole 30minutes of the dreaded F9
  • finished the Visa research which was a Feb goal and started thinking about Mar goals
  • I fixed someone’s Powerpoint at work thereby maintaining my (complete bollocks) image as MSOffice Queen!

I did NOT however do the hoovering or wash the kitchen floor! oh well! I did some laundry!

Tomorrow’s list:

  • up, write, breakfast
  • SWIM – I think I’m up to it but may need to dry my hair!
  • WORK: I have a presentation to give and it’s a new one I’ve just pulled together so hopefully it’ll work – they’re a pretty relaxed crowd this lot so good for a test-run! Then interesting follow-up meeting with budget woman.
  • 1/2 hour F9 for sure
  • Some more kanji – train!
  • Maybe some language reading
  • More writing, blogging, thinking
  • Lunch with S?

Evening:

  • CLEANING!
  • Dinner
  • MUSIC
  • Snagging bits and pieces
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