Archive for July, 2015

7/31/15 ftf, wren

I didn’t get as much done at work as I was hoping yesterday, mainly due to the boss’s failure to master the concept of brevity, but it should be okay, nonetheless.  Today is the big celebration at work.  It’s possible that I may not be able to attend, because I spoke with the oncology vet last night, and there’s one more test we should try to get before our Monday visit.  If I can’t get the test here, either today or tomorrow, it may mean that we’ll have to stay longer in Colorado. 

morning

meditate

journal

happy dog time

strength training

work day

e-mail

phone vet

meeting

out of office e-mail & voice mail

financial reports for Wanda (8/27)

update SAM (8/19)

DON journal entry

invoice St. John’s

ushop online approver training

LZAX pre-screen invoice

June EOR

follow up (again) on CRSP transfer

close out 09857

finish biogen uTRAC

biogen forgiveness of reimbursement letter

FY 16 income to expense reports

revised OSP budget for R01 (need info from Kevin)

NGF invoice

after work

ultrasound?

hike

laundry

garden

phone mom

 

7/30/15 ftf, wren

Finally, a good night’s sleep!  The vet phoned yesterday, we had a good talk, and he explained things to me so that I’m feeling much less anxious, plus no fireworks.  Everything seems so much better after a good sleep.

This is my last solid day of work for the next week or so.  Our 10th anniversary celebration will take up most of the work day tomorrow, and we’re leaving for Colorado on Sunday.  It’s a good time to be away, with no pressing deadlines, and anything that I can get wrapped up today is gravy.

morning

meditate

journal

happy dog time!

strength training

work day

e-mail

payroll reminder

meet with architects

party stuff

payroll

financial reports for Wanda (8/27)

update SAM (8/19)

DON journal entry

invoice St. John’s

ushop online approver training

LZAX pre-screen invoice

EOR

follow up (again) on CRSP transfer

close out 09857

finish biogen uTRAC

biogen forgiveness of reimbursement letter

FY 16 income to expense reports

revised OSP budget for R01 (need info from Kevin)

NGF invoice

after work

summer hike with dogs

garden

tidy up a bit

relax

SL’s FTF, Thurs 30th July

Had fun at the wine tasting last night, held in an interesting gallery on Charlotte Street with lots of unexpected rooms downstairs with installations in them. I enjoyed the wines too, and it was nice to see T again!

Hoping for a quiet, productive end to the week now. Russell Square feeling almost autumnal this morning.

  • walk
  • breakfast
  • STLs
  • priorities – I think the club June accounts are the next thing since have meeting with club manager tomorrow to discuss debtors getting completely out of control
  • food shopping
  • dinner with G

T’s 30/7 thur FTF list

Done:

– the Hundt latin book from 1501 in gothic characters proved to be comprehensible, so relieved! so all is well, now I only have not to get lost into reading it.

– my first ever winetasting was a surprise on many levels, and I enjoyed all of them!

– slept beautifully, after calling mum on the phone and she confirming being all right

Today:

vital:

Lyon paper: seriously have to wrap it up, now! every time I tackle it I get so entangled, so will try to cut corners instead and also take lots of breaks, to reconsider regularly what I am doing and whether I am on the right track. leave all the editing of the footnotes for later. re-think the paragraph sequence. if I can’t find a better incipit I’ll leave the one that’s already there.

book: jot down where the Hundt reference might be of relevance

Halle paper: take the stuff out in the evening, make a list of how to deal with it tomorrow, email FL

nuisances:

read my student’s abstract and give feedback

keep sane:

go for a walk

skype Norman

phonetics: 15′

Random thought of the morning: what if I am not an introvert person, but an extrovert instead with a touch of social anxiety perhaps? The fact is I love meeting new people. And this is never so clear as when I am abroad and I spend weeks and months on my own working in libraries. At one point, instead of feeling extremely energizing it feels just horribly draining. Uhm…

calypte 29th july

Morning, peeps! Have a feeling today is going to be increasingly painful, given the lack of sleep last night – all my own fault, as – instead of going to bed early with my copy of Charles Stross’ new Laundry Files novel (loving it!) – I sat in a bar… chatting with Charlie Stross!! o_O and 😀

The event was the Edinburgh Literary Salon, which happens every month. Been meaning to go for a while, but this was the first I managed, and it was brill! I spend an evening most weeks with wannabe writers like myself, but to spend it in the company of agents, publishers, actual authors, as well as wannabe writers – pretty amazing. Really making me think about the whole writing thing as a bit more plausible, to be honest, and thus something that should be taken more seriously. Woah!

So… I think my weaknesses are planning/plotting – I’m better at scenarios than end-to-end stories. So, read up and work on that! Also, finishing: I get so discouraged, but I really need to look at committing to even a rubbish project just to get something done all the way through.

Back to reality and I’ve already had to have a ‘hangover’ breakfast (not that I was drinking much, it was just a late one!), so just to scrape myself through the day and aim for an early night!

To do list of the moment:

  • try and book a hairdresser’s appt – getting hard to see though my fringe!
  • laundry
  • tell K that we’re to do a blurb/spiel on NaNo for the start of September!
  • continuing saga of complaining to Cineworld – need to send photo of the tix (!)
  • got a second big recommendation for Lost Girl last night, so need to decide if I want to binge-watch at least the first season before it disappears from Netflix mid-August
  • bath? Too much effort?
  • much sleep!! lol!

7/29/15 ftf, wren

Finally, a night free of fireworks noise.  It was so nice not to be jolted awake and then finding my dogs cringing in the bathroom.

I picked up Elbee’s full medical records yesterday evening, in preparation for our visit to the Cancer Hospital.  I read the radiologist’s report from Friday’s chest x-ray and my heart stopped.  It looks as if the chest x-ray may not be clear after all.  I phoned the vet but he was not in.  He is supposed to call me this morning.  If the cancer has spread, then the treatment plan may change to chemo at home or something else.  Having a loved one with cancer is such an emotional roller coaster in its own right, and it brings back emotions from Sadie’s illness, too. 

The boss had plans to resubmit the big proposal from February.  We have been working toward a Letter of Intent deadline of September 5.  Yesterday I happened to be at the sponsor’s website and saw that the deadline for LOIs had been moved up to today.  This was done without any attempt to notify potential applicants, and if I hadn’t just happened upon it, we would have just missed the deadline while continue to work in oblivion.  I did notice it, though, so that meant a panicked scramble to get the thing assembled on short order, which I was able to accomplish.

Paws crossed for a better day today.

morning

meditate

journal

happy dog time!

strength training

work day

e-mail

file insurance claim

make copies of medical records

straighten out mailbox situation

submit application

p card documentation

call Ronnie

party stuff

financial reports for Wanda (8/27)

update SAM (8/19)

DON journal entry

ushop online approver training

invoice St. John’s

EOR

follow up (again) on CRSP transfer

close out 09857

finish biogen uTRAC

biogen forgiveness of reimbursement letter

FY 16 income to expense reports

revised OSP budget for R01 (need info from Kevin)

NGF invoice

after work

hike

garden

try to relax

Moosie Wednesday 29 July

Saturday’s gig went pretty well and although I was a bit of a nervous wreck afterwards, I do think the experience of getting paid to perform has helped me level-up in terms of confidence (and maybe also ambition). I went to see another gig on Sunday and played live Sunday and Monday as well which is just as life should be 🙂 Other than that I feel quietly content with things in a “what next?!” kind of way – I’ve got an idea in mind of the things I’d like to conquer to make it to the next stage so will keep working and hope the opportunities come.

This week is bossless! Which should mean I can get on with things in peace (various other noisy members of the team (not that my boss is noisy!) are also off for parts of the week) – I do seem to have quite a lot to get on with though and didn’t have the most productive day ever yesterday. Fortunately in fairly high spirits this morning!

Ftf:
* morning stuff, prep, write
* get off train and onto another one after ours mysteriously terminated
* swim 2k
* coffee

Work:
* reading target
* standards + more reading of
* stoopid emergency payments by fax because some people can’t keep hold of their banking passwords for longer than 5min!
* other project work
* other month-end stuff

Tonight:
* actually make dinner as opposed to tearing off a piece of baguette, smearing it with Flora and calling it dinner 😉
* music if time
* cleaning if time