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Monday 1st June 2009



           by Wendell Berry


             It's the immemorial feelings

             I like the best: hunger, thirst,

            their satisfaction; work-weariness, 

            earned rest...

agnus 12:45pm

It's a Monday alright!  Something on my 'puter triggered a full system scan that took more than an hour, and sponsor/sponsee calls took another hour. Then a critical software license expired and has taken more than an hour to resolve, reinstall and update - arg! I played freecell in between and during some of this, keeping myself slightly distracted, an admittedly compulsive behavior.  I am promptly admitting this to God, myself and other human beings, and asking my Higher Power to remove it now. Thanks, God!  One of the phone calls, when I wasn't distracting myself, actually became very soul-feeding, for which I am humbly grateful.

Now I need to have some lunch and do two hours of editing, revise a presentation and respond to some correspondence. Then I'll check back with HP for further directions.

kromer 9:25 CI

I had a lot of trouble working this weekend, but now I'm in lab more or less on time and ready to work. For my first task, I will spend 20 min coming up with a schedule for the week and then will check back. 

Update 9:50: Have made a schedule for the week. Here's what I need to get done today.

*Buy backup hard-drive!
*1 hr bg reading
*Ask about computer+subgroup mtgs
*Finish clustering analysis for MC's project
*Make slide on CLR results

Other tasks:
*Plan for rotation project
*Additional hr bg reading
*GO analysis for MC's project
*Email TH,ED,VC,CE
*Take out trash, start budgeting

*square dance class
*Call AG

I'm going to start by finishing the clustering analysis, then I'll do an hour of bg reading.

Update 2:00--very frustrated today! I'm still trying to finish the clustering analysis. I'm somewhat unfamiliar with the software I'm using, and I'm running into a lot of unforeseen issues trying to normalize my data correctly. Deep breath, I'm in a new lab, it's OK that stuff is still going a little bit slowly, it doesn't mean that I'm stupid or doomed to failure. I'm going to spend another hour on this, then I'll transition to background reading.

kromer 5:40 CI

Calculations for clustering analysis are *finally* done, though I still need to write them up. At this point, though, I think I'd better move on to other MITs...I'll do 1 hr of bg reading and buy back-up hard-drive, then check back in.

It's getting late and most people have left lab, so I think I can head to the chatbox to get this done...see you all there! 

Update 7:40--about on hour and a half of focused bg reading, plus some goofing off. Now I'm quite fried. I'll take 20 min to get a snack, then head to square dance class. After class I'll head home, call AG, order backup hard-drive.  

mamajama checkin


more lawn

meet w melissa, clean stage, store equipment

retrieve costumes and take to warehouse

find lis

find data and present

meet w petty tyrant

go home, nap



Sarito CL

i love the feeling of work-weariness rest!  :)

self-care: run in park; spiritual reading

school: dech (work out of whis ed bk & orch ex); read through Maza et

other: store for household items; transfer 

chick CI





food for dps

reprogramme boiler

volunteer group task