Yesterday I was summoned to the department head’s office to report on our Center’s financial state. I’ve been avoiding the department head ever since she put the kibosh on my raise with no explanation. Anyway, the meeting is scheduled for the last day of the month, but now I have another big task, which is to put together all the necessary reports.
I did not leave the retirement seminar feeling any better about our financial situation. In fact, it raised my anxiety level. The only hope I have of having enough money to retire is if the property value on my mom’s house remains high and I inherit half of it eventually. I tried to engage J in a discussion about retirement and learned mainly that he has been anticipating us living on a much lower monthly income in retirement that I had expected and that he anticipates we will both never really stop working. Talk about mismatched plans. The thought of having to work until the day I die is indescribably demoralizing to me.
The whole retirement discussion felt prickly and ended in J saying showing his mean side. Now I just want to be by myself, and it is our 20th wedding anniversary. He later apologized, but I’m still feeling upset. Oh well. Life goes on.
meditate tap journal happy dog time! strength training
look for new job applicants reschedule oil change prepare text for job advertisement
prepare fiscal year numbers
update bylaws revision
finish Daniels fund application
FFR Report (due 10/31)
PAMS end of project report (due 11/28)
review 019 amendment
op indicators report
revise Roche uTRAC
e-mail to PI re: LZAX changes
pass through invoices
volunteer for review committee
review EDR materials
new OSP budget for WN28745
finish MK 019
DSS 019 budget
get haircut fixed (it came out shockingly uneven in the back!)
pick up Chinese food
attempt to have anniversary celebration
Project Runway finale