One thing I have not gotten to is all the professional email in my personal inbox. I've been so busy with other things that I've just been watching my inbox fill up with list-serv, industry, and vendor emails. I might have time to get to all of them... next week.
Here's what I am working on:
In a staff meeting this week, we talked about how we couldn't wait for summer because things would be "easier." Then we all remembered that our entire library needs to move (again), this summer. Joke's on us.
Here's what I've been focusing on:
My brain is mush right now. Between candidate interviews, teaching, lots of student appointments, and my kiddo deciding I'm not allowed to sleep, my brain is barely functioning.
Here's what I'm focusing my limited energy on:
This post is going up late because... woo!, it was a day. I had several meetings, hosted a webinar, and needed to finish all the newsletters going out tomorrow. At least Thursday and Friday look to be a bit kinder to me, schedule-wise.
Here's what's been going on:
It's that time of the year again where I go through more hand lotion than my wallet cares to think about. Our office is incredibly dry. Using my space heater (absolutely necessary), makes it drier. Throw in projects where I'm working with paper (common), and even more moisture leaves my skin. My knuckles look like they've been in a bar fight. I can feel my hands sigh with relief every time I apply more lotion.
Here's what I've been working on:
It's frigid today but I was thrilled to walk in the cold because I was taking our kiddo to school after 4.5 days without childcare. That said, I'm thrilled the snow hit DC on a holiday weekend. We got to take her sledding. I lost track of how many times she screamed, "Again!"
Here's what I'm working on:
I had a dentist appointment this morning. I followed that up by immediately drinking coffee. I always feel so bad for my teeth. I get them all nice and clean and then drown them in a hot, acidic beverage. But coffee is forever necessary.
Here's what I've got going on:
Every time I go to write the year I keep chanting to myself "It's 2024. It's 2024." Usually it takes me a few weeks to stop writing the old year. So far, I've managed to get the date right every time. I'm patting myself on the back for that.
Now that the holidays are over, here is what I'm working on:
Anyone else just trying to coast into the new year? I know I am.
Here's what I am working on:
It's hard for me to believe that the year ends in three weeks. There are so many things I did not get to. Instead of fretting about that, I'm trying to let those worries go by reasoning that, if said things were truly important, I would have done them. It may be time to do a deep assessment of my to do lists and reconsider what actually needs to get done.
Here's what I have been working on: