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crumpet
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« Reply #2040 on: December 27, 2011, 11:28:35 am »

Okay, back into work mode, but only on a limited basis so this task list is going to last me a while.

Tasks:
-Clean out e-mail inboxes. In progress.
-Reading/note-taking
-Rework final section of book MS. In progress.
-Renew driving license.
-Schedule massage.
-Schedule haircut.
-Mail contract.
-Sketch out March 15 article.
-Verify CMS teaching.
-Set-up BB sites for teaching.
-Email project participants/students.
-Return accumulated library books.
-Clean out sabbatical office.
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crumpet
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« Reply #2041 on: December 27, 2011, 5:55:10 pm »

A fair amount of work on the book MS today and a nice long run under my belt, despite the cold and rain. I think a lazy evening is in my future for this evening!

Tasks:
-Clean out e-mail inboxes. In progress.
-Reading/note-taking
-Rework final section of book MS. In progress.
-Renew driving license.
-Schedule massage.
-Schedule haircut.
-Mail contract.
-Sketch out March 15 article.
-Verify CMS teaching.
-Set-up BB sites for teaching.
-Email project participants/students.
-Return accumulated library books.
-Clean out sabbatical office.
-Long run.

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lohai0
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« Reply #2042 on: December 28, 2011, 12:17:18 am »

Get everything wedged into carryon...in an hour.
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crumpet
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« Reply #2043 on: December 28, 2011, 3:26:16 am »

Woke up and feeling a bit sleepless so updating my to-do list from earlier tonight.

Good luck with the trip lohi0!!

Tasks:
-Clean out e-mail inboxes. In progress.
-Reading/note-taking
-Rework final section of book MS. In progress.
-Renew driving license.
-Schedule massage.
-Schedule haircut.
-Mail contract.
-Sketch out March 15 article.
-Verify CMS teaching.
-Set-up BB sites for teaching.
-Email project participants/students.
-Return accumulated library books.
-Clean out sabbatical office.
-Long run.
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crumpet
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« Reply #2044 on: December 28, 2011, 2:13:24 pm »

Slowly accomplishing tasks...really need to work on the driving license task today!

Tasks:
-Renew driving license.
-Clean out e-mail inboxes. In progress.
-Return accumulated library books.
-Clean out sabbatical office.
-Verify CMS teaching.
-Set-up BB sites for teaching.
-Schedule haircut.
-Mail contract.
-Reading/note-taking
-Rework final section of book MS.
-Schedule massage.
-Sketch out March 15 article.
-Email project participants/students.
-Long run.
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bioteacher
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« Reply #2045 on: December 28, 2011, 3:31:20 pm »

<drags in refreshment cart that is laden with fruits, veggies, cheese, crackers, sandwich fixings, soup, cookies, cakes, and pies>

Keep going, Crumpet, you can do it!
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crumpet
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« Reply #2046 on: December 28, 2011, 4:47:25 pm »

Cleaning up my to-do list...inching along...

Tasks:
-Renew driving license. In progress.
-Clean out e-mail inboxes. In progress.
-Return accumulated library books.
-Clean out sabbatical office.
-Verify CMS teaching.
-Set-up BB sites for teaching.
-Schedule haircut.
-Mail contract.
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crumpet
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« Reply #2047 on: December 28, 2011, 7:13:24 pm »

Some progress on annoying tasks. Also managed to print out a new copy of my book ms...always exciting.

Tasks:
-Renew driving license.
-Clean out e-mail inboxes. In progress.
-Return accumulated library books.
-Clean out sabbatical office.
-Verify CMS teaching.
-Set-up BB sites for teaching.
-Schedule haircut.
-Mail contract.
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crumpet
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« Reply #2048 on: December 29, 2011, 12:36:31 pm »

Checking in for some lazy bits and pieces of work.

Tasks:
-Renew driving license.
-Clean out e-mail inboxes. In progress.
-Return accumulated library books.
-Clean out sabbatical office.
-Verify CMS teaching.
-Set-up BB sites for teaching.
-Schedule haircut.
-Mail contract.
-Review book ms.
-Reading and note-taking.
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bioteacher
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Confused and sad. Or happy. I'm not sure...


« Reply #2049 on: December 29, 2011, 2:02:49 pm »

<restocks the refreshment cart, turns on excellent work music, and assembles the robo-cheerleaders to keep you motivated while your teammates are AWOL>

I'm in awe, Crumpet. Keep it up!
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compdoc
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« Reply #2050 on: December 29, 2011, 6:04:03 pm »

Yay, crumpet.

I am not doing my Dreaded Tasks. Though I really need to hop on them, since some of them must be finished next week.
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crumpet
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« Reply #2051 on: December 29, 2011, 6:11:30 pm »

Thanks for the support Bioteacher and Compdoc. I'm working now mostly out of fear that next term will be horrific. Hopefully chipping away at my tasks will help with that!

Tasks:
-Renew driving license.
-Clean out e-mail inboxes. In progress.
-Prepare January seminar presentation.
-Return accumulated library books.
-Clean out sabbatical office.
-Verify CMS teaching.
-Set-up BB sites for teaching.
-Schedule haircut.
-Mail contract.
-Review book ms. In Progress.
-Reading and note-taking.
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bioteacher
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Confused and sad. Or happy. I'm not sure...


« Reply #2052 on: December 31, 2011, 7:06:38 pm »

What I got done today:
--Got the empty rat cage cleaned so it's ready for the rats to move back to this weekend when I clean the other cage
--Take Biokids out to get stuff with their Christmas money. Because they HAD to get more stuff ASAP.
--Picked up some essentials so I can breathe and find paper towels when I need them.
--Made a pitcher of kool-aid so we can make ginger-ale/kool-aid punch for Bioson for our New Year's Toast held at 9 PM sharp. Bioette hates carbonation and wants plain kool-aid. I asked the wine store for a mild red and mild white and brought one of each home to try. Not sure if we'll toast at 9 PM with punch or wine.

What I must do by Jan 4th:
--Letters of Recommendation
--2 syllabi
--3 CMS websites
--Prep Turnitin and textbook website
--Get permission for case studies
--Send forms to publisher I did a review for so that I can get paid.

Also need to:
--Install software on new iMac so I can get everything from old computer working on new computer
--Convince Bobbie to eat! She's been on a hunger strike for TOO LONG. I put a new heater under her cage this afternoon so we can get the temp up higher. That might be part of the problem. Or maybe not.
--Declutter. This will take a solid month. <whimper>
--Laundry
--Get back on top of the budget. Big time.
--Other stuff I am forgetting right now because I'm in denial.
--Measure and order new fan for bathroom. I tried going to Lowes to get duplicate of the old one and they didn't have it. Grr.

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bioteacher
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Confused and sad. Or happy. I'm not sure...


« Reply #2053 on: January 01, 2012, 9:12:44 pm »


What I must do by Jan 4th:
--Letters of Recommendation
--2 syllabi
--3 CMS websites
--Prep Turnitin and textbook website
--Get permission for case studies
--Send forms to publisher I did a review for so that I can get paid.

Also need to:
--Install software on new iMac so I can get everything from old computer working on new computer
--Convince Bobbie to eat!
--> Take Bobbie to vet

--Declutter. This will take a solid month. <whimper>
--Laundry Thank you, Biodad!
--Get back on top of the budget. Big time.
--Measure and order new fan for bathroom.
--Pay bills
--Send receipt to FSA account since they cannot believe I actually used a medexpress for qualifying medical expenses. Sigh.

My progress today has been far too slow and interrupted a million times by needy kids.

Minor things I did get done:
Purchased dogfood
emptied email inbox on new computer
Took Biodog on a 1 mile walk around the block before the bad rain/sleet/wind hit.
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bioteacher
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Confused and sad. Or happy. I'm not sure...


« Reply #2054 on: January 02, 2012, 6:01:25 pm »


What I must do by Jan 4th:
--Letters of Recommendation
--2 syllabi - first one is in progress
--3 CMS websites
--Prep Turnitin and textbook website
--Get permission for case studies
--Send forms to publisher I did a review for so that I can get paid.

Also need to:
--Take Bobbie to vet Tuesday morning
--Replace storm door latch that broke last evening just in time for the first snowstorm of the year.
--Declutter. This will take a solid month. <whimper>
--Get back on top of the budget. First step- set up new software that is Lion compatile. Quicken is DOA
--Send receipt to FSA account



Why can't I just crawl back into bed and emerge in the spring?
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