Last week we were welcomed, with beverages of the stimulating or relaxing sort, with attention. We've greeted people, and treated the Butler with proper politeness and maybe reserve. We're seated in comfortable chairs. So now we're here, what happens next? Once you've arrived, what next? Good conversation? Exploring the garden? A short walk? Dinner? board games? Dancing?
And how do you settle in to the term/semester? What changes as you get used to your schedule? What tells you you've past the start and are in it? Or maybe, for those like Daisy on sabbatical, what marks some kind of stability?
Goals from last week:
1) Work with current grad student who is visiting and get analytical plans in place
2) Do data analysis and figures for paper-that-everyone-forgot-about-and-now-need-done-fast
3) Do photography for figures in new local paper
4) Work on revisions for old paper
5) Assemble Baby Albatross paper and send to co-authors for review
6) Send away three batches of samples for analytical work
7) Make plan for the rest of the month
8) Do at least one fun thing with friends
Dame Eleanor Hull
*Revise my 2000 words for my writing group, work on spreadsheet, write another 1000 words either on current chapter or in preparation for another.
*More correction of exercises attempted by both Johnson Minor and Miss Baddesley; further planning of instruction for the latter.
*Arrange for my attendance at certain concerts.
*Continue to retire and to rise at suitable hours, and to take exercise regularly.
Elizabeth Anne Mitchell
Go through one box in the home office, and deal with everything in it.
1. Submit sabbatical application
2. Run x 4, yoga x 2, sit x 5??
3. Read next chapter or two of book
4. Revise grant application
5. Sketch out a research/writing plan
1 Submit current book review
2 Keep up with grading!
3 submit to upcoming writing competition
4 work on lit review for Photos conference presentation
5 rake the front yard (hoping for more tolerable temperatures soon)
1) self-care: do 3 songs worth of exercise each day, "basket swap" at the end of the week, improve one small area of the house somehow. Clear off the reading chair in my work area.
2) make a list of the essential VLE work I need to do before students return, and schedule it - do as much of the three first trimester skills-led modules as possible (do knowledge-led next week)
3) get caught up on stupid CPD videos and things
4) read over what we said we'd do for the grant that got funded, and make some initial notes.
5) redo figures for Ferret (long standing members may recall that this paper has appeared for seevral years now...)
-record next week's online lecture
- email internal partner to discuss 2022
-remind O and A to get writing to me, return feedback if I get it before Friday
-check local T&L conf dates and draft abstract
Self and Home:
- 3 pomodoros of office unpack/rearrange.
- pot on tomatoes and plant last of the flower seedling trays
2. Admin: Get survey for self-study done, get next section drafted
3. Finish article prize work
4. Do tenure review
5. Get estimates on cleaning ducts
6. Spend time with my mother
7. Get together with friends on zoom
8. Maybe even see people IRL