Archive for July, 2014

7/31/14 ftf, wren

Boss was in rare form yesterday, my first day back in the office after a week.  At 11:00 a.m. he blustered in to tell me that he wanted me to procure him some lunch.   (!!!!!!!)  He couldn’t tell me what he wanted, and it didn’t occur to him that his lunch would cost some money.  I made arrangements to get him some lunch, which I paid for with my own money, and it didn’t even cross his mind to say thank you or to offer repayment.  Then he blustered back into my office just as it was time for me to go home, and I had to sit through a half hour of listening to a faculty member whine about how he was granted only a $15,000 salary increase when he wanted $20,000.  Given my own disappointing salary situation, plus the fact that I just wanted to go home, it was hard for me to be empathetic.  And my poor boss has absolutely no idea of what a clod he can be!

I’m supposed to submit a big grant proposal today and am hoping that the people who were supposed to prepare materials for the application have actually done so.  Should be another busy day.  Here’s hoping I don’t have to buy my boss lunch again…!

morning

meditate

tap

happy dog time!

strength training

work day

payroll

e-mail

submit big grant

contact new GE person

reimburse DH

send update on conference to interested parties

pet insurance form

look into message from tax site

pick up check

update PCORI user info

op indicators report & quarterly distribution

PARS (due 8/19)

EOR

third & fourth quarter financial reports

uTRAC change LZAX primary coordinator-VG

review EDR materials

CITI training (due 9/26)

finish MK 019 uTRAC

019 DSS

019 budget

retention/performance reviews

after work

hike!

Project Runway!

sleep!

SL’s FTF, Thurs 31st July

Book group was held in a different location last night as someone was going up the Shard afterwards (Shard!) and the tube was playing up which meant a sardine-trip on Cate’s beloved Central Line but when I eventually got to Borough Market, there was a very nice atmosphere round there, on a warm July Wednesday evening.

Hoping C will be back today as the payments are mounting up and although the Aussie assistant has been very can-do, it will be good to have the real deal back in action. Meanwhile, I have the joy of the VAT return – hope to get that finished off today. And then it’s just one more day to the weekend. Although I was originally going to take the whole of this week off, a three day week is pretty good too!

  • clear up carnage as was too lazy to do it last night
  • ironing
  • VAT VAT VAT
  • hit the Fridges
  • dinner with G

 

 

Moosie Thursday 31 July

Bit tired this morning! It’s a nice week this week though, I am getting to see all my most favourite people. I wonder why every week can’t be like this actually? Or maybe the better I am at opening up to people, the closer they will all feel? Too many questions!

Ftf:
* nice lie in
* exercises, prep for work, happy list
* swim
* breakfast

Work:
* month end stuff
* need to do reporting
* more actions from yesterday’s meeting?
* lunch?
* can I finish and go off and read somewhere for a while?

Tonight:
* therapy again. Sitting on the floor is a given now! Wonder what happens next? Prepare properly and focus on staying calm
* there are leftovers to eat I think
* sleeeeep!

7/30/14 ftf, wren

My trip to DC was fantastic!  The hotel was plush and perfect, the conference was interesting and useful, the food was unexpectedly elegant, and I connected with some very nice people.  I spent every evening with in-laws and really enjoyed that.  Because we live so far away, we don’t get to spend a lot of time together, so this was a good bonding opportunity.  I did a lot of things to stretch my comfort zone, and feel energized for doing it.  It took several days to feel fully rested after such a busy time, but I think I’m there.

We have cooler temps and lots of rain here.  It’s going to be a very early autumn.  The berries and late season flowers that usually don’t appear until mid-late August have already been out for a couple of weeks, and the summer heat has broken.

morning

meditate

tap

journal

happy dog time!

strength training

work day

e-mail

follow-ups

get big grant application ready to go

prepare expense report

print out driver license form

correct salary amounts for MAC and SH

send update on conference to interested parties

pet insurance form

reimburse DH

contact new GE person

look into message from tax site

pick up check

update PCORI user info

op indicators report & quarterly distribution

PARS (due 8/19)

EOR

finish MK 019 uTRAC

019 DSS

019 budget

third & fourth quarter financial reports

uTRAC change LZAX primary coordinator-VG

review EDR materials

CITI training (due 9/26)

retention/performance reviews

after work

hike

read

SL’s FTF, Wed 30th July

Back from 4 days with my mother. It went much better than last time and almost felt like a little holiday. I drove over to Grantham on Monday and that all went fine, and finally got her tax return sorted out and filed yesterday (am still unclear why she needs to do one, but best to get it done).

Really enjoying the new La Roux album at the moment. It cheered up the train journey back yesterday no end.

  • ironing
  • prep delicious lunch
  • coffee
  • work – wonder what will be waiting for me in the office?
  • VAT return is top priority
  • book group
  • carnage-clearance etc.
  • early night

Moosie Wednesday 30 July

Yesterday was fab! Many thanks to Miss E for making the journey up to Bishopsgate at lunchtime – we sat in the sun and ate wonderful ice cream (hello salted caramel mmmmm!) Therapy was awesome, I sat on the floor and everything and we had such a great conversation, it was just brilliant and I feel all kinds of ace this morning! Getting mastery over the physical aspects of my fear has been liberating and it was cool being able to use what I learned in that respect from gigging in a new context. Really excited about what’s possible in the remainder of our sessions now.

Yesterday I found out my boss is going to be away for a whole week in August, so that’ll be fun! And the FWP invited me to go away for an extra long weekend in Snowdonia…. Oh my. Heavens to Betsy. Etc.

Ftf:
* woke up when B did but still had some writing to do from yesterday – felt good to just do that and pick my train once I’d finished doing everything else
* exercises
* messages etc.
* swim
* breakfast

Work:
* continue with stupid software project
* other month-end prep
* payments
* pointless team meeting
* think FWP and I are going to try out Camp Halloumi! Discuss trip? Omg.

Tonight:
* can leave at 4, do so!
* tesco
* couple of hours of piano & songwriting
* laundry
* make dinner
* tidy up?
* spend some time with B

Miss E Tuesday 29th July

Morning all, long time no post!

Just thought I’d pop in and say hi, hope everyone’s well and the heat isn’t too much (it is for me, roll on Autumn!).

Since my last post I’ve got almost the entire wedding sorted which is great. Just clothes and choosing the food and flowers left now. I know what dress I want (and I really want it) but it doesn’t come in my size so I need to properly knuckle down with dieting.

Speaking of which, I’ve signed up to MyFitnessPal and it’s brilliant. I’ve always been a WW advocate as I managed to blah myself free continuous online access to tracking but this app is so much better. It’s calorie counting and seems to have everything in its database already (unlike WW) and you can hook it up to various other apps. I have it linked to the iPhone’s inbuilt pedometer which is fascinating reading! I’m hoping my joy at using it will help motivate me 🙂

So, on to today:

1. Breakfast from Pod – Superfood eggs and a skinny hazelnut latte 😋
2. Make up some crap for my PDR meeting (if we’re having it?)
3. Meet Moose for lunch 👍
4. Find work to do, we’re really quiet at the moment. It’s been a bit manic for ages so it’s nice.
5. Go home, get changed, eat
6. Out to the BFI for a screening of the first episode of S3 of A Touch of Cloth with a Q&A after with people involved.
7. Home and SLEEP to prepare for my last day in the office this week 😃😃