I was on vacation last week and didn't even look at this blog--a semi-conscious choice, in that I decided not to set goals, but still intended to see what you all were up to! As it happened, though, I hardly used my computer at all, which was a good thing.
Today, though, we had to put down our 21-and-a-third-year-old cat, Solange (= her real name). She was fine when we got back yesterday and through breakfast today, but then developed some very sudden problems; the emergency vet found a mass in her bladder, and that was that. It's been long in the coming, so it's something of a relief to just have it over with, but sad all the same.
So I'm not going to think of a prompt of any sort here, but rather just post everyone's goals from last week. And then I'll go back and catch up on what you wrote then.
1) Road trip for work to go see co-authors and some field sites, yay!!!
2) Finish last bits of photography and send away samples for next step
3) Read a bunch of papers to model local project write-up on and make plan for structure of paper
4) Meetings with lab people at co-author university
5) Conference planning meetings at co-author university
Dame Eleanor Hull:
Latin, Greek, Domestic/write, T-reading, Other Reading, all x4.
Work on daily plans for fall class.
File papers, tidy study.
Exercise early, eat carefully, go to bed by 11.
Do one thing that will Stay Done.
Elizabeth Anne Mitchell: No new goals
heu mihi (did nothing last week; these are from the week before):
1. Finish revising and submit "Death"
2. Yoga x2, run x5 if possible; one run over 3 miles
3. Finish academic book I'm reading (about 130 pages)
4. Read two dissertation chapters (I doubt I'll get to this)
5. Finish drafting tenure letter
6. Sit some amount, Latin some amount
7. Make pesto, havarti spread, tapenade, granola for trip; bottle beer (for after trip--it needs another month to age)
8. Write 20 letters encouraging voters in Virginia to apply for absentee ballots
9. Meet with new Undergrad Studies Director and begin transition OUT of that role!
put together publication entry
- check call for papers
- draft a one pager on SoTL research, and make a preliminary reading list
- weed the medieval garden and improve the soil
- order seeds and set up seed starting equipment
1. Get to at least 2500 words on this chapter (which is no longer chapter 3 but I don't know what it is)
2. Outline next two sections of self-study, and figure out what we need, maybe talk to colleague to figure out focus
3. Watch training session to prepare for grievance hearing when I get home. (It started at 11 PM my time, so I didn't go in person)
3. Go on vacation!!!