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Love is a word that is constantly heard,
Hate is a word that is not.
Love, I am told, is more precious than gold.
Love, I have read, is hot.
But hate is the verb that to me is superb,
And Love but a drug on the mart.
Any kiddie in school can love like a fool,
But Hating, my boy, is an Art.
-- Ogden Nash
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.
-- Arnold Lobel
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I am SO pleased that I got a task done early (it was due for the 5th of April) but now I have the very next thing on my to-do list giving me kittens. HELP? I want a break and there’s none in sight, especially with the marking that never ends.
I know I must have a lot of things to do in April… but I haven’t the slightest idea what at this point! Must finish this conference draft by Friday… Also must finish running regressions before data go poof on other project…
I use the Google Calendar’s to-do list to keep track of things. The only problem is that it can be seriously depressing when I list it all in enough detail so I have to force myself to look at the list!
Good luck with the conference draft and the regressions. Which reminds me, I have to start taking some of the data from those hundreds of criminal court cases and seeing if I can come up with anything that’s statistically interesting. . . .
End of April brings the combination of several big deadlines for me, so I am just beginning to feel the stress now. This morning, I actually just realized that I wasn’t eligible for a fellowship that I was planning to apply for (with a lengthy application due mid April) and instead of being upset, I was SO relieved to cross that off my list.
I am … working on tax returns;
preparing to publish something;
preparing for a competition;
preparing for a vacation;
coping with repairs in our apartment.
Feeling like a puppetmaster, but everything seems to be under control. Having said that, something is going to burst into flames. :-)
Do you remember my “work-life balance and big careers” rant? The one when I talked about “mental load” and my little temper tantrum at work and said I had several big, high visibility projects this year? The first one finishes this weekend. In fact, we start the big finale going today at 5 p.m. (We’re bringing it in on time, too, despite the fact that Easter and Passover knocked out our preferred weekend to do this work, forcing us to go a week early.)
I’m looking forward to taking my team out for a nice, long celebratory lunch next week.
I think things are finally calming down for me post moving, woo! February was the month of moving, March was the month of recovering from moving, and April will be the month of relaxing? Here’s hoping – I don’t want another two months like the last two… It’s almost over…