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8/18/17 ftf, wren

I’m feeling pretty sleepy this morning!  When we were hiking yesterday, Becca starting yiping and shaking her head, so we went home, and then I rushed her to the vet.  We got there just before closing, but our vet very kindly made time to remove some foxtails from her ears.  Poor girl, I imagine it to be an awful feeling to have those things in the ear canal.  All’s well that ends well, but it did mess up my sleep routine, and I’m not feeling rested this morning. 

The boss will be in the office today, and he doesn’t have a lot on his calendar.  That means it could end up being a crazy day at work.  Hope I’m wrong about that!  This weekend will be a busy one.  Tomorrow I’m going to make a few final changes to the painting.  I also need to do a little shopping, bake a sugar-free birthday cake for J, and wrap his gifts.  Sunday is J’s birthday, and we are going to see The Book of Mormon in the city!

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

yoga

work day

e-mail

unscheduled meeting

unscheduled conference call

write PTO policy

internal budget

schedule Daniels Fund meeting

Eisai uTRAC

letter for SA

change of PI forms

July EOR

Enroll in Excel classes

negotiate correction to amendment 1

research payroll companies

Abbvie invoice

evaluations

complete first RATS class

after work

hike

garden

phone mom

8/11/17 ftf, wren

As expected, with the boss busy elsewhere, yesterday was a quiet and productive work day.  I had some time to tinker around with the Excel “ROUND” command and found that it didn’t correct the particular issue I’ve been having.  I then found some Excel classes (level 1, 2 and 3) and presented a proposal that I attend them, which my boss approved.  He doesn’t think I need level 1, but I think the basics of Excel have changed enough in the last few versions that it would be helpful.  Anyway, the classes are one day each and begin in September, and I am looking forward to becoming a Spreadsheet Virtuoso.

The boss will be in full force today.  It’s always a strange way to end the week, with his intensity and whirlwindyness.  Oh well, it’s nothing I can’t handle.  My primary focus tomorrow will be on J’s painting, which is really coming along.  I also found a sugar-free devil’s food cake mix and frosting, so I’m excited to make a birthday cake for J, although that won’t happen until next weekend.

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

yoga

work day

e-mail

Eisai IBS

call Doug re: exp Prelim & renegotiate

Tech ventures reports

pcard (again)

TVC Report

Quintiles CDA

Enroll in Excel classes

transfer July NA funds to Nursing

July EOR

go to bank

contact NIH

negotiate correction to amendment 1

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

research payroll companies

change of PI forms

Abbvie invoice

letters for forgiveness of reimbursement

evaluations

complete first RATS class

after work

hike

garden

phone mom

cherish peace

8/10/17 ftf, wren

Things went more smoothly at work yesterday, as the boss seemed a bit calmer.  Today he will be with patients all day, so that will make my life easier.

After work, J and I took the dogs on a hike that ended up being much longer than expected – about five miles, I think, which is pretty long for an after-work hike.  It told me that J’s knee is feeling better, so I’m glad for that.

I read an interesting article about how Kim Jong Un is not really crazy at all.  According to the article, Un is calculated and cruel, but his actions are predictable and meant to reach the clear goal of cementing his power.  The article went on to say that Trump is much more of a loose cannon. 

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

strength training

work day

e-mail

check in meeting

go to bookstore

play around with Excel

Quintiles CDA

Tech ventures reports

Enroll in Excel classes

transfer July NA funds to Nursing

July EOR

go to bank

contact NIH

negotiate correction to amendment 1

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

research payroll companies

Abbvie invoice

letters for forgiveness of reimbursement

evaluations

complete first RATS class

after work

hike

garden

cherish peace

8/9/17 ftf, wren

A lot of people in the US, including me, are quite terrified at the hostile rhetoric flying back and forth between the madman in charge of North Korea and our own madman.  Meanwhile, what is there to do but keep on with daily life?

Elbee is much better now, thank goodness.  The boss was on a tear yesterday.  He came into my office and confronted me about a math error in a budget that I prepared.  It was an Excel rounding error that amounted to $8.  I told him I could renegotiate the budget for the additional $8 if he liked, and he became sheepish.  I know there’s a way to avoid rounding errors in Excel and really need to get that straight in my head.  I’m open to suggestions from the FTF crew!

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

strength training

work day

e-mail

clinical services meeting

check on pi to pi thing

ePARs?

continue A5 negotiations

go to bookstore

go to bank

transfer July NA funds to Nursing

contact NIH

negotiate correction to amendment 1

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

research payroll companies

Abbvie invoice

letters for forgiveness of reimbursement

evaluations

complete first RATS class

after work

hike

garden

cherish peace

8/8/17 ftf, wren

We ended up not going to the concert last night, because Elbee was sick.  When we got back from our hike, her face was all swollen, so we dashed her to the vet.  She was having an allergic reaction to something – perhaps an insect sting – so she got a shot of antihistimine and a shot of steroid.  After all that, we thought it best not to leave her unattended for four hours.  Of course, she was fine and the evening was uneventful.

The boss was in his chaos mode yesterday.  I anticipate more of the same today…

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

cardio

work day

e-mail

deal with annoying ushop thing

order flowers

write to CSU

pay rent

continue A5 negotiations

contact NIH

negotiate correction to amendment 1

transfer July NA funds to Nursing

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

research payroll companies

ePARs?

Abbvie invoice

letters for forgiveness of reimbursement

evaluations

complete first RATS class

after work

therapy

8/7/17 ftf, wren

It was a pleasant and somewhat productive weekend.  I made good progress with the painting.  What now remains are lots of fidgety little details, a stroke of black here, a lighter blue there, and painting all of the sides of the canvas.  (I’m using  a canvas with 3/4″ sides, so I’m going to paint the sides and make it a canvas that doesn’t need a frame.)  I also finished my book, so now I need to pick a new one to read.  I’m thinking of reading a biography of Maude Lewis.  We had some good thunderstorms (exciting, but not too exciting), and I spotted the first red leaves of the season while out hiking in the woods.

The boss should be mostly busy today, which bodes well for my productivity level), and the we are going to a Green Day concert tonight.  I will be tired tomorrow morning!

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

cardio

work day

e-mail

p card reallocations

8:00 am meeting with boss

earnings to income reports

p card documentation

continue A5 negotiations

pay rent

contact NIH

negotiate correction to amendment 1

transfer July NA funds to Nursing

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

research payroll companies

ePARs?

Abbvie invoice

letters for forgiveness of reimbursement

 

evaluations

complete first RATS class

after work

hike

garden

concert

 

8/4/17 ftf, wren

Work really was peaceful and enjoyable yesterday with no boss and no chatty secretary.  My productivity definitely reached Feats of Accomplishment levels.  All the distractions will be back today, so my primary goal will be to take everything in stride.

I’m looking forward to focusing primarily on my painting this weekend.  It’s coming along nicely, and I need to keep moving forward in order to have it complete by J’s birthday.

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

yoga

work day

e-mail

JIT

fight with IT people

budget justification

pay rent

contact NIH

p card documentation

negotiate correction to amendment 1

earnings to income reports

ePARs?

Abbvie invoice

letters for forgiveness of reimbursement

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

research payroll companies

evaluations

complete first RATS class

after work

hike

garden

phone mom