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

Friday, July 10, 2009

Getting Back To It

I've been back in SouthLite since Sunday and its been difficult getting back into the work groove. Its been a very long time since I went 10 full days without working. I didn't even think about work throughout the vacation (ok maybe a little on the last day or two). I left everything in good shape so I wasn't coming back to a mess or any problems. In fact, I've come back to a number of projects I am really into and only one or two that are a chore (cough-tenure packet). However I find myself procrastinating in front of the computer. I'm reading blogs, following tweets, and looking up obscure questions on the web (btw, no one has a good answer for why men are warmer than women).

I finally made it into the office yesterday. My students were scheduled to come in and work so I had no choice but to be there. I love working with my students. The three of us cram into my small office. (Behavioral scientists don't get lab rooms and equipment for their students so I literally have to give up my computer and desk space to allow them to work.) They are each working on a separate project and I worked on a third. It makes me feel incredibly productive--like I've cloned myself. By the end of the day I was exhausted.

Today I'm back at home and hope to get a few things accomplished. I think I will reward myself with working on the poem analysis paper if I get one tenure packet assignment completed.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Your question about why men are warmer than women made me laugh out loud. If you find out, please let me know:D

Getting back into the groove after vacation is sort of weird, isn't it? I love your description of the busy office and student clones. I can just picture that one.