Greetings, passengers and crew! First Mate T'Melnor speaking. Senior bridge crew have completed negotiations with Primaveran officials regarding docking procedures, customs inspection, fumigation and Albatross handling. We have docked at the spaceport in orbit around Primavera Prime. Passengers proceeding to other destinations will be able to make connections within the spaceport. Those heading planetside should go to Dock 17H3 for the shuttle to Primavera Prime.
- Passengers, please fill out the paperwork that has been delivered to your cabins, then proceed to your designated airlock. Crew will take your baggage from the hold. Take only your hand luggage to the airlock.
- Crew, expect an announcement regarding shore leave, not to begin before all passengers have safely left the ship.
- All those who wish to say goodbye to Captain Ivan Vorpatril, please proceed immediately to Docking Bay C, where he will rendezvous with a Barrayaran escort shuttle to take him directly to the embassy. We thank Captain Vorpatril for his stimulating company during our voyage and wish him well with all his endeavors, diplomatic and otherwise.
- Albatrosses are to be quarantined at the spaceport. Those responsible for them must post bond to ensure that they are not abandoned at the port. Visiting hours can be arranged through the Primaveran Office of Ecological Security.
- All personnel must leave the ship before fumigation for Demotivators begins at 1200 hours on Wednesday.
- Among the rest of the paperwork, each of you (both crew and passengers) will find a form with goals for the voyage, either the original set or those amended mid-journey. Please check these and indicate which goals you have completed. There is extra space in which to include significant activities performed during the voyage that were not listed among your original goals.
Thank you for joining us on this research mission. Captain Daisy and I wish you the best with your projects, and we would be pleased to travel with you again. I understand that heu mihi and Humming42 are organizing a mid-year mission, dates to be determined. We look forward to working with them on their mission. Live long and prosper!
1) Start slow and sensible strength training/exercise program
2) Analysis and Report on fun local project
3) Do a good graduate course for lovely students
4) All the revisions for all the things, mainly student stuff
5) Survive classes
Elizabeth Anne Mitchell
Reassess my 5-year plan.
Get a polished draft of Illuminated.
Get as far as I can with steady progress on an outline for Translated.
Deepen and normalize self-care practices.
1) Research and writing:
a. Public/private conference paper (due March).
b. Pedagogy conference paper (due May).
c. Collection intro - This is going to be March's project.
d. Death essay.
2) Teaching: Have fun, be good, and don't let it take over my life.
a. Sit regularly.
b. Language study at least a few times a week.
c. Write/research three hours/week.
d. Try out Monk Manual for this term.
1 Keep up with teaching things .
2 present at three online conferences that unfortunately all fall in March.
3 submit Boredom to online conference.
My overall goal is professional survival:
*prepare and deliver class materials just-in-time,
*grade before the absolute final final deadline for grades,
*be kind to students,
*do research things that yell at me (basically, revisions for manuscripts that ECRs need, things for ECRs, things for collaborators who are less in the hole than I am, keep community thing ticking over - I am definitely Community Thing's Group Mom and it is a pain).
*Try not to lose myself in the chaos of my house, and
*continue to move and eat in a balanced way
-Deliver new course with at least two weeks lead time in prep across the semester
-Complete NTRO output
-Hand over all service responsibilities esp Hons project
-Get two postgrads through examination
-prep the mighty kombi for long service leave
1. Finish chapter 2 of Famous Author.
2. Keep up with teaching, but don't let it take over my life. .
3. Finish big transition for Proforg.
4. Repeatedly going to the decks for relaxation and exercise programs.
5. Ensuring that I regularly "hang out" with friends (and maybe by the end of the session some of that will be in person!).
6. Watch out for my mother (she's in assisted living, I can't visit, so. . .).
7. Other duties as assigned.
*Deliver quality classes online, keep up with grading, give my students a decent learning experience.
*Finish the article that has turned into my Albatross.
*Prioritize sleep and physical health.