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marigolds
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« Reply #3000 on: May 05, 2012, 10:49:08 am »

Good morning! I hope those who need to work are massively, effortlessly productive, and that those who want to fart around enjoy the heck out of their Saturdays!

We are going to Free Comic Book Day festivities as soon as we get dressed.  Then an elementary school fair at Sprout's school-to-be. Then the library (for fun!)

That's all. I may try to write later, but I may not.
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« Reply #3001 on: May 05, 2012, 12:06:25 pm »

Dear Self: FINISH GRADING! FINISH GRADING! If you finish grading, you can do little brainless paperwork stuff tomorrow, and then be DONE.

Ugh.
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« Reply #3002 on: May 05, 2012, 1:28:59 pm »

Cookies and comic books! There goes my work plan for the day.

<eyes to-do list>

Sigh. Guess I can't loaf. But that's partly Biogrammy's fault. She's coming down next week for a day, so to take that day off, I need to work today. I can do that!

Today:
--Must-do home-front paperwork.
--Summer course calendars finalized
--Email dig out
--assign fall UTAs- almost done.
--Start the Big Toy Sort
--Trampoline and gazebo cover up outside

Tomorrow:
--order Bioette's party stuff
--New pants and shoes for Bioson
--continue the Big Toy Sort
--syllabi prepped
--Websites CMS and TII ready

--Add other things I have not yet remembered
--Massage. Desperately Need Massage.


WW, enjoy your day!
Marigolds, Have fun at the comic day.
Petunia, you can finish grading. I know you can get it done.
Compdoc, you too, can finish grading. Keep at it!
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« Reply #3003 on: May 05, 2012, 5:51:27 pm »

Today:
--Must-do home-front paperwork.
--Summer course calendars finalized
--2 letter of Rec.
--Email dig out
--assign fall UTAs

--New pants and shoes for Bioson <-- ended up being a huge shopping trip to Big Box store since he needed all new summer clothes, socks, underwear... and shoes. Bioette got a couple of shirts and new underwear. The darn kids just keep outgrowing their clothes!  I swear I need to have my paycheck direct deposited to Big Box store since they have clothes and groceries and that's where the money all goes anyway
--Start the Big Toy Sort
--Trampoline and gazebo cover up outside

Tomorrow:
--order Bioette's party stuff
--continue the Big Toy Sort
--syllabi prepped
--Websites CMS and TII ready

--Add other things I have not yet remembered
--Massage. Desperately Need Massage.

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« Reply #3004 on: May 05, 2012, 9:28:10 pm »

Today:
--Must-do home-front paperwork.
--Summer course calendars finalized
--2 letter of Rec.
--Start the Big Toy Sort
--Trampoline and gazebo cover up outside

Tomorrow:
--order Bioette's party stuff
--continue the Big Toy Sort
--syllabi prepped
--Websites CMS and TII ready

--Add other things I have not yet remembered
--Massage. Desperately Need Massage.
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« Reply #3005 on: May 06, 2012, 8:38:02 am »

Morning, BT!

I am doing house stuff today.

Sort toys and clothes to do from Sprout's room
Clean house (mop, vacuum, sheets, dust, mirrors, trash--I did the bathroom yesterday)
Tidy and declutter office
Finish Sprout's red tunic
Make tabard

I will probably not get all of this done today; the cleaning, tunic, and office are the top priorities.

Good luck all!
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« Reply #3006 on: May 07, 2012, 8:58:52 am »

Hi Everyone -- back in town after two short trips out and feeling a bit out of the loop. It looks like a lot of you are doing life/home/sanity lists, which is inspiring.

I just swept up my apartment as a compromise cleaning episode and I'm taking a short break now. But I'll check back in soon!

Priority
Read book review book - three more chapters
Think about/outline EF article
Send advert for Project A for 2013 out to more groups
Finalize PL Application
Send invite emails out for Project M for May out

General To-do
Go through finances for Project A for 2012 and get reimbursed

Sanity/Home
Massage appointment
Clean Bathroom
Bake apple or banana bread
Prepare a soup for the week
Clean out hall closet
Pick out some new fun recipes to try
Prepare grocery shopping list
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« Reply #3007 on: May 07, 2012, 9:35:43 am »

Morning all!  Welcome back, crumpet--I hope you had a nice time!

I did finish the office yesterday, and some of the house stuff (but not all.)  I also got a lot of piddly pre-prep for fall courses done, and some reading and note taking.

Today:
Do beta testing
1 hour writing
Empty mailbox
Call about bounce house birthday prices
Make eye appointment
Call about car insurance
Return or renew [long list of] library books
Pick up passport application for Sprout
Refill prescription

Let's see if I can knock all that out. I'm going to play on the fora for 5 minutes while I wait for the coffee/advil to kick in, then I'm going to start.

Good luck all! i'll check in shortly.
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« Reply #3008 on: May 07, 2012, 10:06:09 am »

Hi Marigolds -- glad to see you here! Good luck on your list!!

I'm going to tackle my closet of doom. I've been procrastinating on it for a while and building it up in my mind. Time to get it off my list! I'll check in again if I survive...

Priority
Read book review book - three more chapters
Think about/outline EF article
Send advert for Project A for 2013 out to more groups
Finalize PL Application (sent out reminder emails to refs)

General To-do
Go through finances for Project A for 2012 and get reimbursed

Sanity/Home
Massage appointment
Clean Bathroom
Bake apple or banana bread
Prepare a soup for the week
Clean out hall closet
Pick out some new fun recipes to try
Prepare grocery shopping list
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« Reply #3009 on: May 07, 2012, 10:52:33 am »

Closet of doom cleaned out. I have a bag of books to give away, I found some useful things (!!) and I repaired something necessary as well. It wasn't nearly as bad as I feared. I'm going to take another lazy break (its Bank Holiday!) and then try to tackle something else...

Priority
Read book review book - three more chapters
Think about/outline EF article
Send advert for Project A for 2013 out to more groups
Finalize PL Application (sent out reminder emails to refs)

General To-do
Go through finances for Project A for 2012 and get reimbursed

Sanity/Home
Massage appointment
Clean Bathroom
Bake apple or banana bread
Prepare a soup for the week
Clean out hall closet
Pick out some new fun recipes to try
Prepare grocery shopping list
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« Reply #3010 on: May 07, 2012, 12:38:08 pm »

I'm back for real now. It looks like you've all been very productive.

Diss:
Get set up for return to work tomorrow

Finish up semester:
Mark final papers
Mark corrected papers
Record participation marks

Home:
Dinner
Plant beets & spinach
Put laundry away
Nap (maybe)
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« Reply #3011 on: May 07, 2012, 1:28:25 pm »

Good to see you MM!!

I've done pretty well on the home front today, but I haven't made much progress on my priority work list. I'm going to take another short break and then try to tackle the book review book again as well as send out my project advert to some more people. Those are small and manageable tasks!

How's everyone else doing?

Priority
Read book review book - three more chapters
Think about/outline EF article
Send advert for Project A for 2013 out to more groups
Finalize PL Application (sent out reminder emails to refs)

General To-do
Go through finances for Project A for 2012 and get reimbursed

Sanity/Home
Massage appointment
Clean Bathroom
Bake apple bread
Prepare a soup for the week
Clean out hall closet
Run
Pick out some new fun recipes to try
Prepare grocery shopping list
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« Reply #3012 on: May 07, 2012, 2:01:01 pm »

I've got ten papers down and twelve to go. Can I do it by 4?

New list item: remove worst excesses from house before Katimavik rep arrives.
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« Reply #3013 on: May 07, 2012, 2:18:48 pm »

I need to finish this f***ing book review.

The book is So. Very. Bad.
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« Reply #3014 on: May 07, 2012, 2:28:48 pm »

Just got back from the second grade field trip to a nature center. Other than the gawdawful heat (low 80's) it was lovely.

Of course, now I'm TIRED and don't want to work. Still need to get the website and course calendar ready for course 2. And other stuff.


Today:
--2 letter of Rec.
--Summer course calendar finalized
--Start the Big Toy Sort
--Gazebo cover up outside
--order Bioette's party stuff
--1 syllabus prepped
--Websites CMS and TII ready for class 2

--Massage.

First up: a shower so I don't smell like sweat and feet. Then I need to do letters of rec.
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