Archive for September, 2016

T’s 30th Sept

As usual, I’m late in drawing my plan for the day. These lectures,¬†early in the day, throw off my balance a bit. ūüėČ Today is not much different from yesterday, actually. That’s another reason why I don’t feel much need to post, but as I get such a kick from crossing off items on a list, I’ll comply.

 

  1. 8:30-10:30 am lecture
  2. CD revisions
  3. 2.30-4.30 pm lecture
  4. library: more CD revisions
  5. plan for next week
  6. decide about the weekend

calypte 30th September

Phew that was a busy week! Made all the tougher by catching a cold – been okay-ish apart from a sore throat, but reaching the end of the week and running out of energy at the same time! Thinking I might skip planned socialising for tonight, in favour¬†of a hot bath and slump in front of the telly! Although I will then feel guilty for not seeing the lovely people… sigh.

Learning the lesson from last weekend that two days is not enough to tackle as many things as I can come up with! Was delighted with all the cooking, but feel like very little else got done. I’ve pretty much been out since, I think, between tai chi, work meetings in Glasgow, yoga (restorative yoga – it was wonderful!),¬†follow up session and lunch with the WN? course, Shakespeare (Cymbeline – there’s a reason it’s obscure, but glad I was able to take the rare opportunity to see it)… o_O

Glad that next week’s diary¬†is looking much clearer, to be honest! I do think I’m dealing with general stress¬†far better than I was, but with only one week of the course left I’m keen to continue calmly¬†as things ramp up again. Still no word on the roof (and I’m ignoring the snippy “Phone me” email from a letting agent – he can bloomin’ well wait til I have info from the Council; not like he hasn’t kept me waiting for over a month!!), and I’m a little concerned that my PTH investigation has suddenly turned into a biopsy on my thyroid – wait, where did that come from?! Another month to wait to find out, though, so might as well ignore it for now, right? Sigh.

Talking of courses, first of the Art therapy today! Still a bit nervous – what to draw/paint/other?! – but looking forward to it. Hoping to kickstart my creative side more, too, between that and Inktober starting tomorrow, and a want to get some¬†Christmas cards done before November’s mad writing spree! Ah – all things I am choosing, though, so no stress! ūüôā

Have good weekends, all!

Reminder list:

  • do something with eggs – muffins for office on Monday?
  • pay cc
  • find vm cc documentation and cancel?
  • book train tix ūüôā
  • buy scanner! ūüôā
  • try topping up Sbux card via tcb
  • AFoS review
  • baked risotto -> AJJ
  • TIL catch up
  • Inktober!

9/30/16 ftf, wren

Much of yesterday was spent correcting a snafu that the boss created by trying to bypass the usual channels.¬† I wish I could say that today will be quieter, but now that we’ve been awarded a grant to support our small business enterprise, my Fridays will probably return to being hectic.¬† My biggest goal for the day is to maintain a sent of calm amid the chaos.

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

exercise

work day

e-mail

unexpected meeting

agenda

pay IRB

unexpected meetng #2

payroll

check on STTR project number

check on A4 contract

post INS position

minutes

deal with bank

review counter offer

invoice AZ

invoice  biogen

invoice MK

invoice Lilly

complete first RATS class

start Suven uTRAC

investigate possible classes for PAMS

check on status of space issue

Update PAMS distributions

read NIH Welcome Wagon Letter

close out 098570

look into Foundation Directory Online

Research P01 grants

after work

hike

phone mom

T’s 29th Sept

Busy start of the day. Still have to get used to my early scheduled lecture (8:30-10:30 am).

As much as today is a busy day, it is also a pretty straightforward and simple day. Not much time to mess things around ūüėČ

1.lecture 8:30-10:30 am

2. CD revisions: fix the bibliography references according to publish house guidelines

3. lecture 2:30-4:30 pm

4. @ 6:30 pm: Body Balance

5. cook healthy dinner

6. early night

 

 

9/29/16 ftf, wren

Bon voyage, SL!  Today starts off with a bang as the boss and I have a serious talk with an employee with an attitude problem.  After that, the boss will be busy off site all day, so it should be a quiet one.

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

exercise

work day

e-mail

am meeting

rewrite offer letter

contact HR

update Dustin

lunch meeting

payroll

agenda

pay IRB

deal with bank

invoice AZ

invoice  biogen

invoice MK

invoice Lilly

complete first RATS class

start Suven uTRAC

check on status of space issue

Update PAMS distributions

read NIH Welcome Wagon Letter

close out 098570

look into Foundation Directory Online

Research P01 grants

after work

hike

Project Runway!

9/28/16 ftf, wren

Yesterday was a day of elation for all the Hillary Clinton supporters, coming off of her very successful debate night.¬† We can expect a lot more aggression from snufflin’ donald in the next two debates.¬† He’s already threatening to bring up Bill Clinton’s past indiscretions, because obviously a woman with a cheating husband can’t be qualified to run the country and a man who is himself a cheating husband needs to use that as ammunition against her…

A potential new faculty is visiting us this week, and I’m meeting with him today.¬† The boss’s period of extreme busyness should continue into today, allowing me more quiet time for Feats of Accomplishment, but he may be around a little bit.¬† I know this quiet time won’t last forever.

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

exercise

work day

e-mail

schedule ultrasound

reschedule PT

check on Betz report

print out bank info

meet w/faculty candidate

map out RATS certification plan

get check documentation & mail to AP

possible phone call w/student

clinical trials invoicing

complete first RATS class

deal with bank

start Suven uTRAC

check on status of space issue

Update PAMS distributions

read NIH Welcome Wagon Letter

close out 098570

look into Foundation Directory Online

Research P01 grants

after work

Center Canyon!

T’s 28th Sept.

It’s going to be a very busy day, opening lessons for 2 classes, one in the morning, one in the afternoon, then office hours and then the celebrations in the afternoon for a colleague who retired. Celebrations ¬†mean that a colleague from Milan has been invited¬†to give a praise and a speech. Ah! Sometimes academia seems so utterly unearthly. We just never seem to have enough of words. But I must admit that sometimes I do, actually.

So for the rest of the time (10:15-14:30, at the very most) I’ll go to hide in the library and work to my CD revisions.¬†And not much else will fit in.