Good day to all our valued crew members and guests. Just a few announcements today because keeping track of more than a few plans right now is one bridge too far…
Demotivators have been sighted in some parts of the crew decks.
Apparently they are entering their breeding season (damned if I know how they
figured it out in their climate controlled, simulated-hibernation cargo bay).
They feed on fresh green sprouts of optimism and anticipation, so please be
extra careful to nurture those little sprouts and keep the force-fields around
them strong! You can pick up your personal spray kit to immobilize any stray
Demotivators for pick-up and repatriation to the hibernation deck. Just pile them in a corner and put a blanket over them for easy storage!
Captain Vorpatril will be
hosting a travelogue style slide show this evening in the forward lounge area. Some
of his earlier missions have recently been declassified so he will share some
of his adventures from exciting missions. He may or may not have mentioned
teaching us one or more of the traditional Barrayaran celebration (aka betting on silly challenges) games from his youth… I suspect we could use some levity?
We’re doing a poll for crew and guests this week for a discussion panel later in the week! Please tell us a few things in your check-in if you feel so inclined:
A. Which of your goal tasks or ”other” tasks is the hardest one right now?
B. What is draining you of energy and joy?
C. What is feeding your energy and joy and making you happy?
D. How can you make more space for C in order to make A and B a little easier?
GOALS from last week:
1) Finish the computer modelling thing for local project
2) Finish the report for local project
3) Ridiculous number of committee meetings
4) Final marking and grades for undergrad class if everything gets handed in, maybe
5) Something fun maybe?
Elizabeth Anne Mitchell
Read 1 hour x 5 on early printers. Break out another new notebook!
Combine three different filing systems into one and shred duplicates.
Get second dose of vaccine.
Draft a daily schedule.
First Mate T’Melnor
Something toward book-in-progress.
Dead languages 4x each.
Grade discussion boards.
Very very gentle stretching, try a short walk or two.
Finish organizing tax documents.
Research new washer & dryer.
Read something scholarly.
Dentist appointment, and shot #2.
1) Write 3 hours
2) Get some Kalamazoo stuff organized (register, contact panelists)
3) Write exam questions for grad student
4) Copy-edit journal article
5) Run, yoga (try for twice), sit, language
1 Submit Because
2 Submit Young Ones
3 Write and submit review of already-read book
4 Write and submit T-House abstract
5 Try to focus on teaching-related responsibilities too
1. 2 x 2 hours on famous author
2. 2 journals
3. Get materials for next week up tomorrow so Friday is free for writing
4. Do first read of papers that are due Friday night
5. Do either shoes or blouses in great closet clear out.
6. Fertilize roses, camellias, and gardenias
7. Pull more weeds
8. Read for fun (be willing to abandon current book if it remains as bro-ish as I think its getting)
9. Exercise and food
10. Friends in various ways
11. Stay calm, be kind