Today I’m having what we in the PhD business call a “mental health day”. The last two days have been full-on and didn’t sleep too well last night. Also this morning I went back to the doctor about my broke finger (boo, apparently broken bones take 6 weeks to heal and I’m only 2 weeks in) and so half the day is gone, and I can’t stay later at work because I’m going to Zumba on Wednesday this week (see Monday’s post). So… not worth a one hour commute there and back just for 5 hours or so of work. Although I would LOVE to sloth around all day, going to do some reading and writing for my paper (whoohoo), so it won’t be a complete waste of time. Right… after… I do… my Sudoku…
I am so over today. Spent 9 1/2 hours at work with only a 15 minute lunch break. Didn’t even get home in time for Zumba! Devo sloth! Fortunately the boy has soccer bye this week so I can go Wednesday, yay! But yeah realised halfway through analysing my experiment that I had forgot a crucial step in the protocol… think I managed to salvage it but yeah felt like a bit of an idiot.
I’ve had a fairly busy week this week. My finger is still fractured and very bruised, making work difficult, but apart from that work has been a bit lame with computer stuff taking up all my time.
This weekend so far has been all about the footy. The last round of AFL and the first finals round of SANFL. As I have a football-mad boyfriend you can imagine all the talk going on (“If this team wins by x amount and that team loses to the other team then we just have to win by this much to make the finals…”), to which I smile and nod because, well, I don’t really know tons about it but I embrace his obsessions as he does mine (ie. sloths).
In saying that, my team lost yesterday so we finished fifth on the ladder, and finals start next week, and his team will finish probably ninth or something, so they are out of the finals this year, but his SANFL team won a final, so he’s still happy.
So that’s what’s going on in my life right now, sport, yay. The boy’s gone to another game this afternoon, so I’m at home now with marking and bathrooms waiting to be completed and cleaned respectively. Then the in-laws around for dinner. Making chicken and chorizo paella.
I’ve been demonstrating and helping out with the undergrad practicals this semester. It’s only two weeks in and I’m exhausted! I haven’t done any of my own work and am definitely falling behind. Tonight I sat down (at 9:30pm) to do some marking, and realised I’d left everything at work. So that was useless. Feeling a bit run down! But just thinking of the (good) money that will come to me at the end of it. Short term pain, as they say. Might as well make me earn it!
Einsloth… By S.Watercolour.