Susan's comment last week reminded me that there is more to a museum than the art. At some point, your feet hurt, you're hungry, you have other bodily needs to take care of, and even if you're communing with your favorite material ever (normally on the other side of the world or in storage, so you want to be with it all day), you just have to take a break.
So let me show you to the museum's café/tea shop and restaurant, where you can choose a quick bite and a cuppa, or a full sit-down meal with table service. Champagne tea with a pyramid of tiny sandwiches and petit fours (such as I once had at the Met, sitting alone and savoring every mouthful) is an option, if you'd care to join me. What will you order to restore yourself?
Answer the prompt if it speaks to you; let it go if it doesn't. Tell us how you're doing, and what your new goals are. I hope you've had a good week, and that November will treat you kindly.
1) Trying again: Work on local paper every day this week and actually make progress
2) Continue checking in on students
3) Prepare rest of grad class readings
4) My intentional thing for the week: celebratory evening with friends for cool life event
Dame Eleanor Hull
*Health: daily cardio and stretching, weights x 3, try to eat carefully and sleep enough.
*Teaching: Grade 2 sets of discussion board posts, 1 set of papers, a set of bibliography entries, another project.
*Research: work on revisions; some time on both dead and live languages; some other reading.
*Service: work on exam-related document for dept., prep for Monday meeting, grad admissions review.
*Admin: do one online training, now TRQ.
*Fun stuff: read, bake something.
*House/life: vote & take ballot to county board.
*Track time, at least roughly.
Elizabeth Anne Mitchell
Tidy closet in preparation for the seasonal change of clothing.
Read another DH article.
Walk 2x7; meditate 1x7; write 2 hours x 5; something positive 1x7.
(Taking the week to re-set vis-á-vis goals.)
1 work on creative piece
2 write weekly blog post
3 grade every day
4 finish TRQ November conference paper
(Busy and confused, but we miss you.)
1. Get heaps of grading done
2. Book- edits or polishing 2 hrs
3. Co-authored paper, write 2 hrs
4. Exercise x 3
5. Stretch, bath, smell therapy 3x a week at minimum
6. Organize Virtual Open House for prospective students
ScottishThistle, who stands for everyone reading along but not participating this session
(Best wishes for support and achievement in your life, or at least survival and breathing!)
1. Teaching: get ahead another week in two classes/ I have only a few weeks left to structure, so I feel as if I'm on a glide path to the end of the semester.
2. Teaching: get book orders for spring in. I just agreed to teach an overload, so I get a course off next year. Maybe insane?
3. Admin: read book ms, start drafting promotion letter.
4. Admin: keep dealing with BS related to big proposal, but wait to read it till I've finished the promotion review.
5. Teaching: Chart student progress. Finally
6. Research: Two hours + 1 hour on Famous author
7. Exercise: 5 days at least, esp with new toy
8. Relax: do something nice, maybe start reading?