If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. - Ursula K. LeGuin

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What It Takes To Go On Vacation

My life the past few days:
  • finished data collection (yay! - just 2 short of my original goal but passed the minimum required)
  • completed Annual Review Meeting
  • passed student at proposal defense (she did an amazing job - another yay!)
  • conference called w/ A-girl and Sparkle
  • shopped and cooked so Angel has food to eat while I'm away
  • filled prescription for migraine medicine--just in case
  • took Pupzilla and TOC to the vet (TOC has fungal infection and will need 40 days of meds; Pupzilla needed a "pre-geriatric screening")
  • wrote Angel a to do list on kitchen blackboard so life continues while I'm away
  • packed for 10 days of beach camping and city life
  • weighed bag to make sure it isn't over 50 lbs (2 bags under 50 lbs is cheaper than 1 bag over - don't you love flying these days?)
  • provided feedback to student's dissertation grant application
  • organized lit review articles for manuscript--so I can hopefully pick it back up when vacation is over
  • returned all emails
  • made yummy snack for 6 hour flight that will charge me for inedible food
Can't believe I got it all done but it seems I did and I'm leaving for the airport in a few minutes. Tonight I'll be snuggling my sweetie and tomorrow we'll hit the road and head on down the coast.

I'll be traveling with all electronics, so if internet is available I may pop in to say hi and give updates.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Have a great time! I'm glad you got it all done successfully. Your list rings a familiar bell. The preparation before vacation can be exhausting.

I hate that TOC is having troubles. Hopefully, the meds will do the trick.

It sounds like ten days of HEAVEN! Don't worry about us, but I will check to see if you're able to post. Best wishes for a safe and fun trip:)