Our construction crews are back, and building has started! (This is my fantasy cabin, so my fantasy delay is only a week… We get enough realism, I’m going for escape here!)
However, as with things that were delayed it seems like the crews are having a bit of a slow start, there have been lots of little accidents and some confusion and aimless hammering… So in addition to making them lots of tea and biscuits to get them over the hump I’ve been thinking about strategies for getting going after an interruption. How do we get back into the swing of a project that had a delay? How do we pace our come-back when we’ve been off so we don’t flame out in the first week back? How do we tackle things that have been lurking in the back corners of our minds for too long?
The paint crew isn’t due for a few weeks, but they did send an urgent message that they are pre-ordering paint this week, so they need to know about colours. What are you doing for colour in your cabin, inside and out, to make it feel like yours?
Happy living/playing/writing/teaching to everyone for the week!
Last week’s goals
edits and get back to co-authors
Help students with posters
Organize and troubleshoot online poster session
Finish organizing/emailing/reading for two awards committees
Get booster shot, yay!
Dame Eleanor Hull
Keep core work hours.
Health: cardio daily, stretch x6, track bedtime.
Research: 30 min on book x5, dead languages x3 each.
Teaching: write more assignments, keep building VILE sites, plan class activities, grade a whole bunch of stuff.
Life stuff: tidy 2 shelves in my study, alter skirt waistband, some bank stuff, something fun.
Elizabeth Anne Mitchell
Plan for one hour x 5.
Write for one hour x 5.
Read for one hour x 5.
Life stuff: verification of COVID passport, call retirement folks at work.
1) Read Derrida.
2) Stay on top of personnel stuff: send out mid-tenure letter, review first lecturer promotion, take care of late faculty report.
3) Work on Augustine vignette (finish current section and start another one).
4) Sabbatical work: Contact possible apartments and figure out--definitively--what I need for visas.
5) Edit journal article.
1 submit two conference abstracts (grateful for online
international conferences with no registration fees!)
2 write content for symposium submission site
3 start outlining March conference presentation (I have three open tabs and realize I’m spending a lot of time thinking and reading but haven’t really taken stock of it)
4 spend five hours on DQ, since the acquisitions editor is waiting on the proposal!
1) finish and submit all grades
(final year stuff, all the last minute submissions, moderating other peoples
2) call GP about anxiety etc.
3) do teaching prep for week 2
4) make time to read or do D&D prep 4 days
5) block out Why in the Write-In I'm leading for final year project students this week (multi-tasking!)
6) transfer and triage monthly list (as its a new month)
7) start planning May Training Course (because we have to plan and advertise etc.)
1. Return comments on postgrad thesis revision
2. Vanquish VILE with last bits of missing content
3. Revise KL abstract, notes on three articles
4. Read book on research journals
5. Sow the last repeat of root vege, chop and drop the fence bed
Four days famous author
Get in touch with one more person re church stuff
Finish colleague book ms #1, print out #2 to start reading
Read 2 journals
THrow out more stuff
Work in yard
Eat well, keep exercising
Do something fun