Archive for February, 2017

calypte 28th February

Whoosh there goes another month! At least the blog banner is back to being relevant – oops! 😉 We really should be a bit more organised with that! Who has access rights? Can we share them further?

Anyway. Lovely as it was at my dad’s (and so sweet of sm to basically ask me stay a bit longer – aw!!) it’s kind of nice to be back in my own space, and undoubtedly a bit essential to the idea of building up more activity – and that’s just making my own cups of tea 😉

After yesterday’s massive brain dump list, the challenge now is to keep pushing just very very gently to get a little bit done without any overwhelm. Prioritisation – or, first things first! 😉

  • meditation
  • stretches – neck and usual
  • laundry
  • meter readings
  • pay cc
  • move money to new a/c
  • finish/post Elementary, She Read review
  • work on L.E.T.S. blog post
  • meal plan for week
  • prep salad
  • watch something off oh-so-full-again Tivo! (nb: monotask!!)

Today or tomorrow:

  • March BuJo layout
  • make sweet potato chilli – new recipe, been jonesing for some cooking! 🙂
  • bath
  • paint toenails
  • start on some cards – birthdays, thank yous, just experimenting 🙂
  • finish reading Frogkisser!

2/28/17 ftf, wren

I did work from home yesterday, and it was the right decision, as a foot of snow fell and the highways were treacherous.  The storm is over now, with no snow in the next week’s forecast, so it’s time to get back to work.  My plan for today is to just work at my own pace, take slow, deep breaths if I start to feel stressed out, and do my best.  I’m also going to limit my time at work to five hours.  I’m feeling fine just puttering around the house but need to see if I tire out quickly.

morning

meditate

snow walk with dogs

healthy lunch

gentle exercise

work day

e-mail

payroll

calendar

pay invoice

contact HR re: Troy

call Wanda

get mail

p card documentation

p card reallocation

PAMS report (3/31)

Daniels financials

print budget as is and then work on “enhanced” budget

VP approval for Troy’s salary increase

post INS jobs

figure out mystery phone bills

Crenezumab – budget review & negotiate

Crenezumab – e Proposal

Janssen – budget review & negotiate

Janssen – e Proposal

Eisai – budget review & negotiate

Eisai – e Proposal

Roche Final Invoice (due before 7/21)

fraud, waste & abuse training (due 3/31/17)

HIPAA (3/31/17)

start Suven uTRAC

op indicators

faculty income vs salary report

fourth quarter nursing reconciliation & transfer

updated FFR (4/1)

review Amaranth amendment

complete first RATS class

investigate possible classes for PAMS

after work

therapy

read & rest

sleep

calypte 27th February

Another delay (just too comfortable!), but heading home today, via the supermarket which will be my first ‘outing’ since the op (probably didn’t need to leave it so long, more circumstantial than anything). Got a shopping list crammed full of healthy things, although I don’t expect to be doing too much cooking over the next while. Still, just being back in my own space and on my own should decrease the amount of out-and-out vegetation, if only because I’ll have to make my own tea 😉

My to dos are thus really only that and keeping my fingers crossed that my flat is still standing after a week and a half (one of my irrational fears is always about going back to some disaster after being away even for a little bit!), and probably crashing out very early after the unfamiliar level of activity.

However, been doing a lot of plotting and planning over the past few days, and with the return home, start of the new month (and I like to class March as the real ‘new’ year!), and start of Lent all hitting, I do have a list of ‘intentions’ for the next little while, especially as I try to battle inertia, rebuild good habits, and make the most of the remaining time off work. So:

  • L.E.T.S. blog post – my new ‘scheme’ for productivity etc, quite pleased with the acronym, so going for a March ‘launch’ LOL!
  • Creativity – challenging myself to do something creative every day, especially with the time off. Been going well so far: couple of days doodling in my bullet journal, and yesterday did a new zentangle pattern sample – more of this! Lots of options under this heading:
    • cards – birthday coming up, and just the general want to experiment more and enjoy it. As an aside: setting up LittleFrogCards?
    • watch some videos/trials on the die cutting – have this feeling that while I’m managing, I’m doing something ‘wrong’, and would like to fix that and be more confident just using the machine
    • zentangle
    • BuJo – March set up, with loads of doodling – monthly themes and colour schemes! Also want to draw up the habit tracker for all of the stuff on this mega-list O_o
    • writing – done nothing of late, which is a shame
    • graphics tablet – thought I might do more of that over the past week, but perhaps the ‘audience’ has been off-putting. Still want to do some proper experiments/learning!
    • paint! Bought myself some, want it used before it dries up 😉
  • Exercise – obviously quite cautious at the moment, but keep up the stretches (neck and more general) and look to build up
  • Healthy eating – oh yes! o_O Soups, salads, and looking for healthful recipes of late. Starting, I think, with a sweet potato chilli recipe I have bookmarked (and: AppleJellyJam it all!)
  • Learning! – definitely more coding. Maybe go back to Duolingo – I’m always ambivalent about that, as it’s fun/easy, but perhaps not the most useful?
  • Meditation – sort of dropped off post-surgery, for no good reason. Time to get back to it!
  • Reviews – again, doing pretty well with these/Netgalley, so keep it up! 🙂
  • Cinema – pleased to see the movies I thought I would have missed are still on, so perhaps building up my ‘going out’ might include a trip or two?
  • Viewing – I’ve really enjoyed my binge-watching, but more: mono-tasking by actually watching rather than doing six things at once – sounds like a daft ‘goal’ to watch more tv, but it’s not mindless, and done right is both inspiration and relaxation
  • Organisation
    • keep the spare room clear – especially with all of those creative aims!
    • shoe audit – photos, too
    • wardrobe stock take – ‘found’ a dressing gown last month that I’d put away for the summer season, but a couple of years ago o_O Think I would benefit from going through what I have!
  • Try new stuff: one of my favourite quotes of late has been something about comfort zones being lovely, but nothing grows in them – so, challenging myself to keep up some gentle excursions out of my CZ, even if it’s just wearing a bit different, eating something new, etc.

Hah! This isn’t a to do list, just a brain dump, but nice to occasionally look at the ridiculous amount of things I want to be doing and see how to motivate myself. Which is where LETS comes in – will let you all know about it soon 😉

2/27/17 ftf, wren

I’m writing in the early morning hours, as I wait to see if the predicted Big Winter Storm develops.  It seems as if it is arriving, although later than anticipated, and if this continues, I am going to delay my return to work date by one day.  If I don’t work from the office, I’ll work from home.  If I do work from the office, it will be just until noon – a little more than half a work day.  I’ve been in this recovery haze for such a long time, and it feels strange and a bit daunting to get back to normal.  Anyway, here’s my entire work to-do list.

e-mail

Daniels report (3/31)

run budget reports and tweak as needed

faculty meeting agenda

p card documentation

PAMS report (3/31)

Daniels financials

Crenezumab – budget review & negotiate

Crenezumab – e Proposal

Janssen – budget review & negotiate

Janssen – e Proposal

Eisai – budget review & negotiate

Eisai – e Proposal

start Suven uTRAC

op indicators

faculty income vs salary report

fourth quarter nursing reconciliation & transfer

updated FFR (4/1)

review Amaranth amendment

fraud, waste & abuse training (due 3/31/17)

complete first RATS class

investigate possible classes for PAMS

calypte 24th February

Rather enjoyed yesterday’s snow storm. We were spared the worst of the wind, which can be a little more disruptive, so just hope the flat (no more roof issues, please!! o_O) is okay! Here, it was kind of peaceful watching big fat flakes falling pretty much all day, especially as no one had to travel and it’s all mostly gone today.

Still doing more thinking and planning than anything even vaguely productive – although I did take on my usual xmas chore of peeling the brussel sprouts for tea yesterday 🙂 Lots of thoughts about healthy eating, so browsing lots of recipe sites 🙂

Slightly less impressed at myself for all the BuJo ideas – just *do* something, woman!

So, setting myself a couple of little tasks for today, to stop myself just completely vegetating:

  • meditation – want to get back into this, seems daft to have dropped it for over a week
  • try stretches – not yoga, not yet, but will see what of my usual routine is doable
  • write Traitor review – feeling quite chuffed with my review blogging, and also my NetGalley approval rating, so want to keep both up 🙂
  • open the BuJo, and make some kind of mark on the page, for goodness sake! All of these grand ideas are only going to happen if I start, and I’m only going to improve if I keep trying – this is the perfect forum for that, so go!

SL’s FTF, Fri 24th Feb

Had a very productive day yesterday and got 10 pages of minutes written (I wonder what the word count is!) but at the expense of the Mountain of Crap which is piling up in the meantime. Three meetings today and the dentist before that…

But tomorrow I’m off to Wales for a week and looking forward to a change of scene, meeting new people and getting some writing done. Have a good week, everyone.

  • clear up carnage
  • dentist
  • STLs
  • talk to A about emails and invoice
  • write and send out letters to residents
  • sign contract for needy fundholder
  • am sure there is another email I need to deal with
  • meeting with bank manager 1
  • talk to P about Gift Aid
  • logo designer is coming in for a chat – we’ve got chief to agree we can have a new logo for the new charity, which is excellent news as Z and I hate out current logo but have  had to put up with it for the past ten years!
  • deal with bank form 2
  • let Z know what needs to be done while I’m away
  • put that out of office reply on and get the hell out of there! 🙂
  • dinner with G

 

2/23/17 ftf, wren

I made good progress with the annual budget yesterday and am feel a bit less overwhelmed by work.  I am going in to work today for just one meeting, as a potential new faculty member is in town and it’s in my best interests to meet with her.  J is going to drive into the city with me, so it shouldn’t be too exhausting.

e-mail

meeting

take a look at budget reports