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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

6/22/17 ftf, wren

I managed to make some good headway at work yesterday.  I also had the lovely experience of helping an exemplary colleague apply for a raise and promotion.  She was very appreciative.  My boss also approved my request for three weeks off in April.  This means that we can now begin planning our visit to Italy in earnest.  🙂

Becca will have surgery today, and I am keeping all paws crossed that it goes well, with no complications, and is curative.  I’m bringing Elbee to work with me.  She is a gentle soul and is extremely attached to Becca.  She’s also never been home all by herself, so that’s a good excuse to bring her in to work.  It will probably reduce my productivity, but it will be a pleasant change of pace.

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

strength training

take Becca to vet 😦

work day

e-mail

onboard new employee

Roche Final Invoice (due before 7/21)

reconcile p card

clinical trials invoicing

new hire for Daniel

set up AbbVie pass through sheet

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

complete first RATS class

after work

pick up Becca from vet  🙂

small hike with dogs

take care of garden

early sleep

6/21/17 ftf, wren

Happy Summer to everyone, now that it’s officially here!  It was 120F/49C at my mom’s yesterday.  I hope it cools down a bit before my visit.

There is already a lot of talk about the solar eclipse that is coming in August.  Many people are planning to travel to locales that are within the main path of the eclipse.  Is this also a big thing in the UK?

Yesterday afternoon I lost access to all of my documents at work, which are stored on one of the big servers.  This makes it nearly impossible to do my job.  I hope it will all be fixed when I arrive this morning.  If not, it will be an opportunity to practice acceptance.

I actually dreamed of yelling at the chatty secretary last night…

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

strength training

work day

e-mail

more CREAD info

check for JLM

meet w/Jenny

deposits

Kevin deposits & JE

invoice Suven (due Friday)

reconcile p card

clinical trials invoicing

Roche Final Invoice (due before 7/21)

new hire for Daniel

set up AbbVie pass through sheet

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

complete first RATS class

after work

mammogram

hot sore hike with dogs

early sleep

6/20/17 ftf, wren

The heat wave has officially reached us here in the mountains.  I think that it is not so bad here because the air is dry, although a lot of people do seem very uncomfortable.

I’m pleased to report that I held fast in my pizza resistance, which was especially challenging because the chatty secretary kept popping into my office to comment on how I wasn’t eating any pizza and wouldn’t I like to take some home, etc., etc.

Speaking of the return of the chatty secretary, I realized yesterday that I am much happier when she is not there.  She’s not a mean person or a particularly bad employee, but she just annoys me, possibly because I am not a chatter.

As expected, Becca does still have some cancer in her third eyelid, so she will be having surgery to remove the entire third eyelid on Thursday.  Poor girl.  I hope it all goes well and she does not experience any complications.

I hurt my back yesterday while – of all things – bending to take some socks from the sock drawer.  I hope I don’t arrive at work to find that someone has once again left the water cooler with an empty jug!

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

cardio

work day

e-mail

Adam term ePAF

Taylor term ePAF

new hire documents for Emma

lunch meeting

Janssen – negotiate

more CREAD info

check for JLM

deposits

invoice Suven (due Friday)

reconcile p card

clinical trials invoicing

Roche Final Invoice (due before 7/21)

set up AbbVie pass through sheet

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

complete first RATS class

after work

hot sore hike with dogs

early sleep

6/19/17 ftf, wren

It was another pleasant weekend, which I wish could have been longer!  The girls and I enjoyed a couple of early morning hikes, and I really got the house ship-shape.  I’m especially pleased to have gotten to basement in order.  Now we can sleep down there if fireworks noise drives us to it.

Our little valley seems to have been draped in a pocket of coolness all weekend, while the rest of the state is suffocating in heat.  Fire season has started, and one poor small town in Utah was evacuated.  Our little respite of coolness is expected to end today.

J is taking Becca to the vet today, because there is still a spot on her third eyelid.  I’m prepared to hear that she will need surgery to remove the third eyelid.  There’s also an afternoon pizza party at work, as my boss has got it into his head that we need to have a farewell party for a woman that no one is sorry to see leave.  My diet is finally working, thanks to the 10-day hormonal balancing program, so I don’t want to indulge in pizza.  I hope that I feel that way when I actually have to look at pizza this afternoon!

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

cardio

work day

e-mail

2nd payroll

schedule oil change

uTRAC reconciliation

order pizza

get paper plates

Prelim requests

attend party

Adam term ePAF

Taylor term ePAF

Janssen – negotiate

invoice Suven (due Friday)

check for JLM

reconcile p card

clinical trials invoicing

Roche Final Invoice (due before 7/21)

set up AbbVie pass through sheet

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

complete first RATS class

after work

therapy

sleep!

6/16/17 ftf, wren

Yesterday was an enjoyable work day.  I just saw the boss in the morning, when we chatted about some work things and then about politics for a few minutes.  Then I set about accomplishing many things while listening to a really good online radio channel I’ve recently discovered.  It’s a relief to work without the frequent interruptions of the overly-chatty secretary.  I had lunch with my friend at a good Lebanese restaurant and ran an errand on campus. 

Toward the end of the day, I spent some time in negotiations for our new office space.  It’s looking more and more likely that the move will occur and that we’ll be occupying a larger space on the top floor of our two-story building.  I’m involved in the design choices, which is fun.  I’ve just about figured out a way to have all the private offices be window offices, which means that I’d get a window, too!

Today should be another quiet one.  The boss is on service, so he should be out of sight.  I may even wear blue jeans!

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

yoga

work day

e-mail

ePar for new employee

more CREAD2 budgeting

finish Janssen budget

xfer to nursing

more CREAD2 questions

Janssen – negotiate

uTRAC reconciliation

Prelim requests

check for JLM

reconcile p card

clinical trials invoicing

Roche Final Invoice (due before 7/21)

set up AbbVie pass through sheet

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

complete first RATS class

after work

hike

water garden

phone mom

relax and sleep

6/15/17 ftf, wren

Yawn!  I did not sleep well last night.  I woke up around midnight and then was filled with anxiety over our Center’s financial picture (which is not good) for the next few sleepless hours.  Fortunately, today should be fairly quiet.  The boss will probably be out most of the day, the overly-chatty secretary is still gone, and I just have one short meeting.  I also have a lunch date with my friend, so that will be fun.

Yesterday’s big news on the reality show president is that the independent counsel is investigating the Cheeto himself for obstruction of justice. This is a pretty big deal and could lead to his eventual downfall.  A group of nearly 200 Democratic legislators also filed suit against him for violating the emoluments clause of the constitution.  Altogether, it was a bad day for Trump.

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

strength training

work day

e-mail

short meeting

email Steph

check out space upstairs

review sponsor changes

pick up business cards

payroll

forward CTAs to OSP

write Jennie

more CREAD2 budgeting

Prelim requests

check for JLM

reconcile p card

xfer to nursing

clinical trials invoicing

Janssen – negotiate

Roche Final Invoice (due before 7/21)

set up AbbVie pass through sheet

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

complete first RATS class

after work

hike

water garden

relax and sleep