Archive for August, 2014

8/29/14 ftf, wren

I was in a much better mood yesterday and didn’t feel so dismal and overwhelmed about my job.  Am hoping I can stay on an even keel today.  We have a three-day weekend coming up, so that’s always welcome!

morning

meditate

tap

journal

happy dog time!

strength training

work day

e-mail

check on new job applications

payroll

noon conference call

buy EndNote

go to bank

pick up mail

prepare IHC budget

complete RIF paperwork

p card documentation

walk organization

COI report

finish AZ DSS

AZ budget analysis

call Ronni about memory walk

revise LZAX uTRAC

uTRAC change LZAX primary coordinator-VG

faculty earnings to income reports

draft policy

pass through invoices

volunteer for review committee

write biosketch

transfer IME $

transfer $ for lp supplies

review EDR materials

CITI training (due 9/26)

finish MK 019 uTRAC

019 DSS

019 budget

retention/performance reviews

after work

hike!

phone mom

read

SL’s FTF, Friday 19th Aug

Friday at last! Although it was only a 4 day week at work, it’s really dragged. I’m off home to see Mum this evening, hopefully we will have a nice peaceful weekend together.

Anyone watching Bake Off? I saw it last night. Hmmm!

  • clear up carnage from last night
  • packing
  • coffee
  • French
  • work – think I’ll rewrite my list in a bid to capture everything and then choose a couple of things on it to do!
  • leave soon after 5.00
  • train home
  • stroke pussycats

 

8/28/14 ftf, wren

Work was pretty dreadful yesterday.  By the end of the day, I felt physically depressed and kept thinking that I didn’t know how I could continue doing my job.  Nothing particularly bad happened, just same shit different day.  I’m hoping it was just a case of Monday-itis, and my plan, such as it is, is to keep my head down, take many deep breaths, and keep plugging away.

Perhaps I can also quietly admit here to feeling disappointed that my brother seems to have forgotten my birthday. 

I woke this morning in the midst of a vivid and strange dream in which I was visiting a weight loss doctor who drank wine during the visit and seemed mildly drunk.  He had a big, open room of patients who were receiving various wraps and injections.  My dream self walked out of the clinic before he could do anything to me, which I take as a good sign in some way.

On a positive note, the rains that have been with us for the past week or so are supposed to be over, so we should have some good hiking conditions.

morning

meditate

tap

journal

happy dog time!

strength training

work day

read e-mail

e-mail follow ups

review new job applications

order food for next week

allergy shot

call HR

noon meeting

conference call

contact dept re: clinical research funds

call hotel about overcharge

check for any movement on the pcori application

buy EndNote

go to bank

finish AZ DSS

AZ budget analysis

call Ronni about memory walk

revise LZAX uTRAC

uTRAC change LZAX primary coordinator-VG

faculty earnings to income reports

draft policy

pass through invoices

volunteer for review committee

write biosketch

transfer IME $

transfer $ for lp supplies

review EDR materials

CITI training (due 9/26)

finish MK 019 uTRAC

019 DSS

019 budget

retention/performance reviews

Moosie Thursday 28 August

Right day? Right month?!!

Yesterday was carnage. Emotional rollercoaster all day + karaoke was just a mess, it was a tiny tiny room hidden at the back of a manga store, my boss is a complete maniac, it was boiling hot, but the singing and sushi were first-rate (my boss excluded).

Last day at work for me this week, thank goodness. I can’t take much more of this!!!

Ftf:
* prep
* laugh at videos from last night
* swim
* breakfast

Work:
* bank RECs
* catchup
* study
* experience record
* need to pick up stuff for lunch
* having lunch with K – she’s French and has very kindly offered to help me brush up on my conversation skills, though I have done no prep! Keep it fun.

Tonight:
Swing by shops on way home
Dinner
Anything! Probably crash out. 

SL’s FTF, Thurs 28th Aug

Rather grey and dreary here this morning. Am looking forward to getting my new curtains!

Another quiet day in the office, hopefully P will be back in today which will make three of us. I’m struggling to get anything done to be honest, there’s nothing pressing for me to do at the moment. Must try to find some motivation from somewhere! Hopefully it will all change next week when people get back from their hols and there will be that “back to school” feeling.

  • coffee
  • French
  • resolve payments problem
  • checking
  • write paper for EB relating to club
  • anything else that occurs to me… filing??
  • leave at 5.00
  • food shopping
  • ironing
  • catch up on Bake Off
  • dinner with G

 

8/27/14 ftf, wren

Back from the long weekend.  Bryce Canyon was gorgeous, and we did some excellent hiking, got a lot of rest, and ate some delicious food.  I also did a lot of reading.  I’m about half way through the second book in The Cousins’ War series and am still thoroughly enjoying it.

Lots to do at work today, so thank goodness there will be no meetings.  The boss is on call at the hospital, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this will keep him out of the office!

morning

meditate

tap

journal

happy dog time

strength training

work day

remove out of office messages

big backlog of e-mail

review new job applications

ADNI progress report

quick INS budget

update PCORI personnel

e-mail follow ups

buy EndNote

check for any movement on the pcori application

finish AZ DSS

AZ budget analysis

call Ronni about memory walk

faculty earnings to income reports

draft policy

pass through invoices

volunteer for review committee

write biosketch

transfer IME $

transfer $ for lp supplies

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!

admire roses

read

sleep

SL’s FTF, Wed 27th Aug

There were supposed to be just three of us in the office yesterday then I had a text from P saying she wouldn’t be in so it’s just me and C! plus a few other people floating around. We coped fine, and will do so today I’m sure. This week is slightly annoying as I’m working 9-5 to make sure office hours are covered, so I can’t do my early morning walks. I’ll make up for it next week!

I need to talk to chief today about various things, mostly to do with the audit report, which I’ve been putting off. Really must do it today, as the audit clearance meeting is next week! It’s felt like so long because nothing much happened in Aug with people being away, but we must get things wrapped up soon.

Book group tonight, looking forward to it.

  • coffee
  • French
  • prep for property meeting
  • property meeting
  • talk to chief
  • whatever else needs to be done
  • leave at 5.00
  • book group
  • Bake-off? or carry on with Those Who Kill?
  • continue reading the Goldfinch