Much of my week has been about being in community - on one side, coming together as a university community with collegaues and students to remember and on the other, being part of a group of people connecting land and stewardship. In different way, these events - and the process of preparing for them - has reaffirmed for me the importance of community to achor us in place, to hold and lift us in troubled times, and to enable conrete actions. (But I will note that by the weekend, I was desparate for ome time alone).
So for this week's topic - what part does community play in TLQ? Can do you care for yourself in the process of caring for those you choose and/or end up in community with.
On a community note, just giving everyone the update from the comments last week - allan wilson is in NZ and safe outside the earthquake area.
1. Reduce second helpings at dinner which have nothing to do with the fact that I am hungry.
--enjoy time with niece; be kind to stepmother
--move a bit
--catch up with a friend (we have a date for Fri. -- another bright spot)
--follow up on grant project: finish financial stuff, work on scheduling meeting & setting agenda
--make parsley pesto
--follow up w/ stepsister
2) Complete outline of Cold Area paper to collaborators
3) List of figures and data plots needed for Cold Area paper
2. Teaching: plans for this week; some TRQ.
3. Research: finish R&R; send some e-mails.
4. House/Life: prep for new windows (TRQ at this point), gutter estimates.
5. Stay away from news and some of my usual internet sites. Go outside or look at cat pix instead.
Gardening: don't worry about it
Writing: work in the morning; read
Health: sleep, rest, relax, take supplements, eat well, make sure to bring and eat lunch.
Cooking: one meal this week
Planning: Figure out Thanksgiving
Spirited!: Connect and be here when I get home; keep up with therapy; spend time with him
Work: plod through grading
Write 250 words on Prudence x 7.
Work on fiction writing one half-hour x 3.
Keep the tortoise moving on causes.
Good Enough Woman (held over)
HEALTH: Make well-child check up for kids. Walk 2x. Yoga 2x. Swim 1x.
HOME: Pay bills. Tidy study.
RESEARCH: Print out chapter one of thesis. Decide what sections to cut in order to reduce word count (by a LOT). Cut those sections.
FAMILY: Take daughter to movie, have a family outing to pool (and maybe dinner and another movie). Enjoy (?) our family time on election night as we watch the returns come in.
2 30 minutes of reading every day
3 finish book review 2. Because there’s no reason I have not done so yet.
1) draft my bits of the second Problem Child part one paper
2) comment in detail on two close to submission manuscripts (one of which I haven't seen for a year...)
3) referee three papers
4) write the Annual Report for Old Admin Job (about 35 pages of bureaucratise. There are bits that can be cannabalised, but it takes energy).
5) finish and mail externalling report
6) sort out my travel plans for November and make excuses as necessary
7) write one more week of the new statistics teaching
8) work through another revise and resubmit (we have until mid-December)
9) write one section and edit all sections of a grant, so it can go off to internal referees
10) make eye care appointment
11) declutter house to some degree
12) eat well, exercise, sleep a lot, all that stuff
13) keep up with NaNoWriMo, find nerve to go to one meetup this coming week
2. Drink water before caffeinating.
3. Go to bed at the same time as husband at least twice this week.
4. Pick a single small future-orientated task each work day and do it before emails.
2. maintain momentum on the distance learning courses
3. hand crafted items - hats and ideas/test drawings for Christmas card printing
4. outline cook book idea
2. Start work on expanding conference paper for journal forum.
3. Eat carefully, exercise.
4. Read books, limit social media to 15 minutes morning and evening.
2. make a stab at outlining pub from diss
3. make decision about aauw fellowship
4. Self care flew out the window this week, so I'd like to spend some time cleaning and cooking this weekend
--survive (Thanksgiving break can't come too soon)
1) Complete draft of Hills paper
Dame Eleanor Hull
1. Self-care: sit 5x, yoga 2x, stretch 5x, weights 3x, walk or elliptical 5x, stick to diet and track food 7x.
Mental Health: Stretch whenever I remember; planning; meditate twice this week, maybe at work?
Elizabeth Anne Mitchell
Get the other three appointments scheduled.
1 30 minutes recherche every day. I know I won’t write on Monday because of teaching overload, so I will plan ahead and give myself some kind of researchy task to make sure I get that done.
the impossible list redux
1. Find some time to work from home. Take screen break and plant seeds in peace.
1. make progress on literature reviews for a few projects
1. Write 1 small grant proposal
1. Finish RSA abstract