Archive for the ‘FTF’ Category

7/12/17 ftf, wren

Yesterday was supposed to be the problem employee’s last day of work, and she didn’t bother to show up.  I have suspected for some time that she is one of those bland sociopaths who tend to blend into normal culture.  I also got confirmation that one of our MDs will probably be leaving at the end of the year.   This is will create some problems for us, as there are not very many cognitive neurologists, and it will leave the boss as our sole doc.

I’m starting out the day with a massage at the cancer center – yay!  My body has been a mass of aches, so I’m hoping this will help.  After that, another quiet day is expected, and I’m aiming once again to complete at least five work-related tasks.

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

strength training

massage

work day

e-mail

office supplies

NeuroNext text

p card reallocation

INS info

update Troy’s ABA

letter for forgiveness of reimbursement

MK8931 invoice additional info

phone call re: invoice

new Kronos training

FFR quarterly report

nursing quarterly reconciliation

ePARs

clinical trials invoicing

set up AbbVie pass through sheet

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

complete first RATS class

after work

hot weather hike

garden

relax

7/11/17 ftf, wren

Happy Birthday to Snowleopard!  Besides being such a notable birthday, in the US, this is the day when all 7-11 convenience stores offer free slurpees.  I’m sure this will cause everyone in the UK to fume with envy…

I spent all of yesterday at work dealing with the aftermath of my hard drive replacement, answering questions, listening to the ramblings of the chatty secretary, and wading through email.  It still seems to me as if the hard drive replacement was overkill, but what’s done is done.  I hope to make some solid progress with things today and aim to complete five work-related tasks.

Oh, I started reading Sherman Alexie’s new memoir.  I have been awaiting its publication for months and find that it is instantly captivating.

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

cardio

work day

e-mail

file insurance claim

Smith’s survey

update Suven invoice

approve PET invoices

NeuroNext data

deposit

update Troy’s ABA

letter for forgiveness of reimbursement

MK8931 invoice additional info

NeuroNext text

phone call re: invoice

new Kronos training

p card reallocation

INS info

FFR quarterly report

nursing quarterly reconciliation

ePARs

clinical trials invoicing

set up AbbVie pass through sheet

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

complete first RATS class

after work

hot weather hike

garden

relax

7/10/17 ftf, wren

I’m back from sunny Arizona, where we had temperatures that soared as high as 118F/48C.  The heat didn’t really bother me too much, though.

My plan of splitting the drive into two days worked well, as did traveling on Thursdays.  It made traveling much less stressful.  Once at my mom’s, I did some things to help her out – got her phone and electricity fixed, got her dog to the vet, saved her lemon tree from dying of thirst – and we did some fun things, too – saw the Frida Kahlo/Diego Rivera exhibit, took in two good movies, went for some scenic drives.  I had an unexpected and very nice visit with my nephew and a sad visit with my brother, who is not doing too well.

Speaking of my brother, his wife was not around when I came by to visit.  The excuse given was kind of hilarious.  They have a carved wooden statue of a cute bear that is a welcome sign at their house.  When I came to visit, she was out shopping for materials to make clothing for the statue, which obviously meant that she just didn’t want to be around when I was there. 

I also went to church with my mom, only because it makes her happy.  This is the Anglican church.  I am really bored by church and just can’t buy into the doctrine.  I did find a way to entertain myself, though.  During the hymns, I substituted “meow meow meow” for all of the hymn words.  I even got my mom to join in with some meow meow hymns, and we got ourselves laughing pretty good.

The boss will be in England for the next two weeks, which should make for a much easier return to work.  My computer should be fixed after the virus infection.  I understand that they replaced the hard drive, so I’ll probably have to devote some time to getting things set up again.  The day before I left on my trip, I got word that we have permission to spend some funds that were being held to recruit a new faculty member.  This takes some financial pressure off, at least for the time being.  Also, my efforts to gain one employee, a single mom, a much-deserved and substantial salary increase were successful, so I am quite happy about that. 

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

cardio

take Becca to vet

work day

e-mail

update Troy’s ABA

NeuroNext info

update Suven invoice

MK8931 invoice additional info

phone call re: invoice

approve PET invoices

new Kronos training

p card reallocation

INS info

letter for forgiveness of reimbursement

clinical trials invoicing

DPS quarterly report

nursing quarterly reconciliation

ePARs

set up AbbVie pass through sheet

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

complete first RATS class

after work

therapy

sleep

6/28/17 ftf, wren

Yesterday was insane at work, starting with a notification from Information Security that I’d opened an attachment that contained malware. I was directed to immediately unplug my computer, so then I was scrambling trying to get things done before my computer was taken away.  Next, my boss told me about a grant proposal that he wants to submit with a deadline on Friday – and I’m leaving town on Thursday.  Add to that three new employees with many questions and one old employee behaving badly.  Egads!

Today is my last day at work before leaving for  Arizona.  It will be busy, and I’ll be working on my personal laptop, which is better than using a completely unfamiliar computer but not exactly ideal.  After work, I need to finish packing and doing last minute things so that the dogs and I can get an early start on our long drive.

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

strength training

work day

e-mail

payroll

administrative supplement

reallocate p cards

out of office messages

morning meeting

letters for forgiveness of reimbursement

online Kronos training

clinical trials invoicing

set up AbbVie pass through sheet

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

complete first RATS class

after work

hike

garden

finish packing

sleep!

6/27/17 ftf, wren

As expected, yesterday was flurry of activity at work.  I am generally feeling much more on top of things at the moment, despite having three new employees to assist as well as dealing with the fall out of an employee whose gone AWOL.  I’ll keep plugging away today.  It looks like the boss may be busy most of the day, so that’s a blessing.

I got two tickets for the Frida Kahlo/Diego Rivera art show and have been reading about their lives in preparation.  They were really a couple of colorful characters.

Becca get a follow-up check from the vet today.  Paws are crossed that all is well with her.  I hope he says we can stop putting ointment in her eye, as she does not like it!

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

cardio

work day

e-mail

epaf for Dan

letter for forgiveness of reimbursement

administrative supplement

help Jenny

clinical trials invoicing

set up AbbVie pass through sheet

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

complete first RATS class

after work

vet

hike

garden

relax

6/26/17 ftf, wren

It was a busy weekend taking care of various household chores, etc.  I did manage to fit in some good hiking and some quality reading time.  This is a short work week for me, just three days, as I am driving to Arizona for a week on Thursday.  I was hoping to get out of town before the fireworks madness started, but I already heard them last night.  With three wildfires burning nearby, it’s even greater madness, grumble, grumble.

Anyway, the boss should be out most of the day, but we have a new employee who will probably take up a good bit of time.  Nevertheless, I intend to make very good headway on work-related tasks so that I can leave on Wednesday with no worries hanging over my head.  By the way, a Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit is currently in Phoenix, the only US showing, so my mom and I will be going to that.  I wonder what it will be like viewing art with my mom.  My expectations are low.

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

cardio

work day

e-mail

check in new employee

buy art tickets

post office

clinical trials invoicing

set up AbbVie pass through sheet

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

complete first RATS class

after work

therapy

sleep

6/23/17 ftf, wren

Happy travels, SL!  I hope that Burgundy treats you well.

Becca’s surgery seemed to go well yesterday.  Time will tell if the missing third eyelid gives her problems and if the cancer has been cured.  She was kind of miserable yesterday, poor girl.  Elbee was unhappy, too.  I brought her to work with me, and she moped around under my desk all day.  She perked right up when she was reunited with her sister.  She was also rather hilarious at work.  The chatty secretary is always pestering me to bring my dogs to work, so when Elbee was there, it was a big opportunity for CS to spend a lot of time in my office.  The hilarious thing was that Elbee would have nothing to do with CS, although she was friendly enough with everyone else.  CS kept going on and on about how she didn’t understand it because she is a tremendous animal lover, and I laughed inwardly, thinking that Elbee must be aware of my irritation with CS.  🙂

I’ve made some good progress at work this week and will do my best to keep the momentum going, although I do have to attend a meeting this morning.  This weekend should be a bit busy with preparations for my upcoming trip to Arizona.

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

yoga

work day

e-mail

submit insurance claim

lpc info to purchasing

am meeting

new hire stuff for Daniel

research

reconcile p card

calendar

clinical trials invoicing

set up AbbVie pass through sheet

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

complete first RATS class

after work

hike with dogs

take care of garden

phone mom