You're sitting over a refill of your drink, feeling that you might be ready to get going again, and considering what you'd like to see next, when a member of the museum staff approaches you. At one point you wrote something that they've found very insightful and useful (what was it?), and they saw your name pop up on the morning's museum admissions, so they came . . . not only to say thank you, which is already a big boost, but, as a more tangible token of appreciation, to take you back into the Staff Only rooms and show you something!
What will that thing be, for you? A new acquisition? The restoration section, where you might help with some fiddly bit of care-taking on a very old and delicate item? A store-room where they're unpacking crates from a long-forgotten legacy? Writing the signage for a new exhibition, or creating a realistic setting for a historical room, or working on a scale model?
If the prompt speaks to you, answer any of the questions you like; if not, let it go and just check in with your report and new goals. I know we're a small group this time, but this does seem like a short list---my apologies if I left you out, and please come and check in if you feel moved!
1) Paper again…
2) Giant pile of grading, now twice as high as last week
3) My intentional thing for the week: Have walking coffee with at least two colleagues
Dame Eleanor Hull
*Health: daily cardio and stretching, weights x 3, try to eat carefully and sleep enough.
*Teaching: Grade 3 sets of discussion board posts, 2 sets of papers, one other set of things, set up modules for next week, write two assignments.
*Research: work on revisions; some time on both dead and live languages; some other reading.
*Service: no service goals this week [blows raspberry].
*Admin: order books for spring.
*Fun stuff: read, bake something, finish 2nd ear-warming headband.
*House/life: pull credit report.
*Track time, at least roughly.
Elizabeth Anne Mitchell (held over)
One article and annotations 1x5.
Paperwork for planning next semester.
Pick up new glasses and contacts.
Write 300 words on Illustrated 1x4.
Walk 2x7; meditate 1x7; something positive 1x7.
1) Read something for research. Anything.
2) Grade a batch.
3) Review 2 tenure cases.
4) Preliminary revision of journal materials (letters, website).
1 work on creative piece
2 write weekly blog post
3 grade every day
4 write and submit current book review
5 write and submit abstract for history piece
6 finish review of journal essay submission
1. Bib searches/copy edits on Ch 1-4 of book
2. Work 4 hr on co-authored paper
3. Make Dr appts- knee, mammogram etc.
4. Exercise x 4
5. Bath/stretch x 2
6. Enjoy cooking some healthy meals
1. 1 More week on each class
2. Figure out submission problem for final projects
3. Send emails
4. Book orders
5. Pull together comments on big proposal for next Monday's meeting
6. Get people together for discussion of journal proposals
7: Three hours on Famous Author
8. One fun zoom
9. Finish the book I'm reading
10. Keep on working out.