The question heu mihi posted about napping in Week 4 got me thinking about time. I fondly recall a conversation with my friend David when we were in graduate school--he was a TA and full time student, and I had a full time job and took one class a semester for six years. When I asked him if he listened to Morning Edition on NPR, David said, “Nah, I usually don’t stay up that late.”
For this week’s prompt, I’m interested to know if you think of yourself as an early bird or a night owl, or neither. Do you have a particular time of day when you most like to write or read or teach? Has that changed over time? Does it change with seasons?
Feel welcome to skip the prompt and reflect on your goal past and future. I’ll be back to comment as the week moves forward.
Last week's goals:
1) Cover as much ground as possible for student project field work
2) Help students with field data and sample collections
For extra “would be nice” goals, or options for terrible weather days:
3) Send out letters for association stuff
4) Start revisions for cool paper
Dame Eleanor Hull
Make the Albatross fly away.
Finish moving back into my study (move books, file papers, organize a bit).
At least two hours on class plans.
Scholarly reading x4, Latin x4, Greek x3, Domestic x2.
Walk daily, stretch x5.
Elizabeth Anne Mitchell
Put the goals in their appropriate places in my calendar.
Read two articles on Prudence, making notes, and tracking citations.
Draft a call for papers for the special issue.
Scan a box of pictures.
Good Enough Woman (carried over)
1. Clean out the medicine cabinet.
2. Clean out dresser drawers.
3. 2 20-minute creative writing brainstorming sessions.
4. Float like mist through daughter's movie night with her squad. (We are boarding the dog for the evening, which will help tremendously. We boarded him for the first time on Wed for my son's graduation, which meant my folks could come for dinner without us worrying about him knocking one of them over).
5. Eat some of the greens my friend brought from her garden.
1. Sit x 5, Latin x 5
2. 5 hours on My Project, including working through reader's comments on essay-in-progress
3. Read less short, less difficult book for next year's grad seminar
4. Prep two more fall lectures
5. Journal issue second proofs
6. Copyedit an essay for next journal issue
1 Magic wand for overdue poetry review: I don’t know how else to get this done, other than some magical sprinkles that will get me to sit down and think it out
2 Road review: Working on it, but not getting around to finishing the book
3 Submit revision for online course: again, magic sprinkle but also a specific deadline (Friday) will help.
4 Cross ten items off the list of things to do. Will help to have a goal, even if self-generated
Susan (carried over)
1. 2x 2 hours on Famous Author
2. Start reading for prize (assuming 20 books, get through at least 5)
3. Read article for review (it's an R & R I read for the first round, so should not be terrible I hope)
4. 2 more sections of program review
5. Have fun with my brother & his family when they come for the weekend
6. Exercise, sleep and read
7. Do fun things with friends