If it's already afternoon and I've been busy all morning since before the sun came up, does that mean I am pushing myself too hard?
It's mostly been desk work... My Man With Gills don't get on my case! I only started one load of laundry. It's not like I'm out in the backyard mud ripping up weeds and popping out my stiches.
What have I been up to? I lose track.
But I made important, real, quantifiable dissertation progress:
1) Wrote acknowledgments page.
That was fun and rewarding. I can wait for the Very Important Primates to read it after it goes to print. My first impulse of course is to let the most important VIP read it, but he'll have to wait too.
2) Downloaded more data.
I really don't need it, but it is nice to be able to add and it really doesn't take that long. I must remember to do that AFTER I analyze study one data and write the results section. That's what I will be doing while Sleyed weaves and does housework this weekend. I get a free pass on housework for another week ;-)
And on another front, I told my co-author our paper got rejected. It's the second rejection. Oh well. I know where to send it next.
Scanned in miscellaneous stuff, including design plans for SIL to make her own accordion books, two stories, and... the best, an advert for a COMPLETE SOLAR SYSTEM. Only $3000.
Ate oatmeal for breakfast and spinach/basil stuffed jumbo shells for lunch. Drank chai.
Moved seedlings to a sunnier window.
Washed some towels... and a couple of curtains.
Checked in with old friends, and some new ones.
Redesigned the Endometriosis Association brochure in my head.
Printed out an article I want to review for this blog and ended up replacing two ink cartridges before it was done. Made mental note to actually take the 4 empties to be recycled for money off the next ones.
Decided on new goals and rewards for meeting next set of deadlines:
Wed, 21 Feb
finish results section 1 (get to watch Lost that night, pedicure)
Wed, 28 Feb
finish results section 2 & send draft to advisor (get to watch Lost, Pottery Barn shelves)
Wed, 9 March
discussion section finished & sent to advisor (haircut & color?)
Mon, 19 March
revise/rewrite, send new draft to committee (Creektown Cafe Dinner WITH WINE)
Attend sister's labor party. You better not go into labor early!!!
Mon, 16 April
final defense (get a PhD?)