10/3/16 ftf, wren

It was another gorgeous Autumn weekend.  Stormy weather is coming in, so there were lots of dramatic skies and some big thunderstorms.  In fact, I was awakened last night by some tremendous lightening crashes.  It’s supposed to be much colder today and there may even be some snow. I don’t yet have the snow tires on my car, so I will keep a close eye on the weather reports, and if there is snow on my route to work, I will not risk driving through it.

My mom’s 86th birthday was yesterday.  It sounds as if she had a nice day, and she enjoyed the gift and flowers that I sent.

I’ve been reading a book by Thich Nhat Hanh, and one of the ideas that he discusses is sticking with me.  It’s the notion that within every person are the seeds for every type of human experience.   The people and things with which we surround ourselves and the mental, physical and emotional nourishment that we give ourselves determine which of the seeds grow and flourish.  I like the idea that I can choose the qualities I want to have and then take concrete steps to nurture those qualities.



happy dog time!


work day


check on NIH regs


study participant check

phone PD

order stamps

review counter offer

Suven DSS

make sure payment management system works

distribute chartfield to subcontractors

p card reallocation

order supplies

deal with bank

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


early sleep


Comments on: "10/3/16 ftf, wren" (1)

  1. Interesting what you write about the book you are reading! The seeds being already there, only need care and to be given a chance in order to develop … it is not much different from what Aristotle wrote about the virtues, that are natural dispositions, but need to be developed. Sort of like language, we learn it, but we are naturally disposed to learn it. And of course we can choose to learn many different languages/virtues/dispositions 😉

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