Sunday, 3 March 2019
Week 9: March arrives
Since the structure of TLQ is more of a unit than a month or a semester, it has its own rhythms. I try to maintain a journaling practice of reflection at the end/beginning of the month: saying thank you and farewell to the month that’s ending and welcoming the month that’s beginning. This practice gives me reason to think about what I’ve been working on and what I finished ( in part as the activity report I keep for annual faculty review).
What can you celebrate, feel satisfied with, and/or be grateful to let go of for February?
Last week’s goals follow for check in. Keep running with the stars.
--Walk at least 2x, lift weights and stretch at least 1x each
--Communicate with OER project group (group email; also send email to my co-coordinator that I just discovered sitting in my drafts folder)
--Do curricular project conference poster proposal (this is now TRQ, since it's due 3/1)
--Regroup, or at least plan to regroup, on curricular project and things more generally, including scheduling a day off as soon as midterm grades are in.
Dame Eleanor Hull
Health: exercise, stretch, sleep, eat safely.
Research: keep up with language work; more translation style checking; edit introduction based on new editorial comments (last two are moving to TRQ).
Teaching: make up new writing assignments for both classes.
Admin: finish assembling committee questions and attend Thing.
Life Stuff: more dull tasks (pick any three).
Elizabeth Anne Mitchell
Write 500 words a day.
Draw one picture this week.
Write and post a snippet of the novella.
Knit half an hour a day.
Good Enough Woman
1) Screen candidates. Do all but about 1/8 of the rest (or finish them!)
2) Buy plane ticket.
3) Pay bills.
4) Don't overdo daughter's pre-dance party, but also surrender to the dance-related duties. Don't fight it.
5) Float like mist during Sunday movie outing with daughter and her squad.
6) Keep up with DE class (I'm starting in the hole).
7) Spend 45 minutes on conf. Paper.
1. Weekly accounting
2. Language x5, write x5, sit x5, exercise x5
3. 2000 words of fiction
4. Tiresome admin stuff for conference
5. Malory to p. 600
6. Reread/revise 1 (very little to do there, I hope!) and keep working on intro
7. Allow myself not to feel tyrannized by my to-do lists
1 Submit TRQ book review
2 Submit 3 article reviews
3 Post to reading group
4 Submit seminar draft notes
1) Teaching: prepare for next week (cheating as almost finished that already), set first half of exam Qs for new module, set up exam for first year module
2) self-care: take Thursday off for chores and movie watching and napping, do something not-work every evening other than stare at the phone, go to bed early every night, drink 1.5-2 l of water a day and focus on hitting >5 fruit and veg portions a day, cut down refined sugar.
3) research: Continue ProblemChild2 analysis. Model runs for . Reply to difficult email about (because the guilt of putting it off is probably worse than the doing it by now). deal with latest set of queries about ProblemChild1 (how did it come back in less than a week? Oh yes, Maximus Coauthor is RETIRED. And apparently has nothing more fun to do than quibble word by word through papers by return). put draft of grant idea firmly aside.
4) making stuff and being creative: do yarn order for block, play with patterns.
5) domestic chaos reduction: sort out car light. Catch up with washing up. fetch prescription.
2. Resting and getting over the cold
3. Tackling all the small things ignored over the past few weeks
1. Look at R and R even if you do nothing
2. Finish reading second draft of graduate student diss and provide comments
3. Meet with drafter to go over book figures
4. Exercise x 3
5. Something fun x 2
1. Finish and submit fellowship application
2. Do admin work for conference in three weeks
3. Rank graduate fellowship applicants
4. Do 4 hours of work on collaborative project, skype with co-author
5. Design next writing assignment for class, also final project
6. Keep getting 6 1/2 to 7 hours of sleep
7. Really get back to exercise
8. Plan something fun for spring break.
Waffles (carried over)
1. Review student's paper
2. APA grant (due Friday - ha ha)
3. Gender review (dragging my heels I am likely to reject it - this will be my 4th review of this paper)
4. Scoping review flow chart
5. PTSD paper - pull together and figure out next steps
6. Next steps for psych program project
7. Next steps for couple ID analyses
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