After reading about everyone’s crisis responses and roles I decided that I would be very relieved to be stuck in a crisis with this group! Lots of varied skills, we have a little bit of everything!
Signs of spring are creeping up on us, even up where I am the birds are singing their little hearts out… No flowers yet, those don’t show up till much later – crocuses generally flower mid-April and daffodils and tulips don’t hit their stride until May, when they usually get snowed on at least once… So I have a way to go but there is definitely a feeling in the air that it is coming.
How do you
mark the change in seasons? Do you have special things that you do to make it
feel like a particular season? What the best signs of spring where you live? (Southern hemisphere can switch for Fall of course!)
Does spring inspire you to decorate your fantasy cabin? What is your indoor theme for your cabin? Scandinavian chic? Country cabin charm? Island colour explosion? Tell us what you would love even if it is impractical!
Bonus points this week: buy a batch of your favourite spring flowers for no reason at all!
Last week’s goals
Finish/give research and teaching talks (see point above)
All the stuff I owe everyone?
Dame Eleanor Hull
Keep core work hours.
Health: cardio x6, stretch x6, track bedtime.
Research: draft conference paper, do at least one thing for book, dead languages x2 each.
Teaching: write the last 5 assignments, keep building VILE sites, grade 1 short assignment.
Life stuff: spend time with visiting friend, decide where to stay on one unbooked night, tidy house at least a bit before friend's visit.
Elizabeth Anne Mitchell
Life stuff: Write doctor re osteoporosis appointment; make
other two doctors’ appointments.
Finish weekly meal planning pages.
Take notes on a couple of articles—this is a bit of a cheat, but I want an easy win!
Search ten articles I have in paper to replace with electronic copies.
1) Deal with at least one journal article.
2) Finish up the Aquinas loose ends.
3) Read for next week's grad class (I'm not ahead anymore!).
4) Grade papers.
5) Various sabbatical-related emails.
Humming42 (carried over)
1 write and submit extended abstract
2 submit upcoming and late book review (the one that was upcoming last week is late this week)
3 promote upcoming virtual conference with tremendous enthusiasm (not that I can ever muster that)
4 write and present morning talk that I regret agreeing to do
5 review R&R for journal way outside of my primary field
1) call GP about anxiety etc. because this is not going to
2) do teaching prep for week 9, start week 10
3) make time to read or do D&D prep 4 days
4) Send an email to the "Why" author group
5) do a little more advertising about the May Training Course
6) move intentionally 10 minutes a day (assuming I will Go Flop as per usual)
7) read & comment on draft text for two grad students
8) start grading two lots of projects from the fives (mine & the set for the colleague who's been cool with me doing the prep and the online version of our shared classes and him doing the on campus versions).
1. Keep up VILE boards, have weeks 6 & 7 content
checked and automated, get first assessment task marked and back
2. Finish off postgrad edit saga (chapter 3 and conclusion)
3. Write exhibition proposal and send to writing group
4. get to yoga class x2
Susan (carried over)
1. Finish this chapter (doable) before trip to Library
2. Keep reading ms.
3. Do fun thing
4. Go to all the meetings
5. Keep up with exercise & good eating
6. Set up Mom's new computer (hangs over me . . .anxiety.)