This blog will comprise a collection of ephemera, mess and miscellaneous artifacts reflecting on the writer's life.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Today I want to

Lie under trees and look up at this view.

Instead I have to do a million and one things including:
1. Do washing
2. Tidy up
3. Write (finish writing) paper for BERA
4. Send final version of article (not yet revised) for Encyclopaedia thingy deadline end August.
5. Send final version of chapter (not quite done) for book deadline end August.
6. Send 2 reviews of articles for Language and Education off (not done) deadline end August.
7. Read at least 7 MA student dissertations and comment in intricate and profound ways by end of today.
8. Notice that children exist and wonder what to do with them.
9. Feed children.
10. Get ready for meeting tomorrow and panic (do not feel at all ready).
11.Wonder what will wear for meeting (readers please help is it Autumn yet?)
This is called Going back to work after the holidays and luckily I think we all feel the same.
Good luck everyone!


Mary Plain said...

MAny sympathies, Dr Kate. I think we all recognise this feeling very well at this time of year.
I am resisting the idea that it is autumn now and am still resolutely in the summer wardrobe- the bit of it designed for cooler days. However I have to say I was cold today with a skirt and no tights, so it wil be trousers again tomorrow!

Joolz said...

Tidy up by putting everything in the washing machine and sending children to buy take away meals.
write one generic chpater that will do for all purposes.
Put a tick at the bottom of all dissertatons and ask them to check their references more carefully.

Joolz said...

oh yes and then buy clothes online to be delivered straght to the conference venue so no need to pack.

Kate said...

This is v. good advice Dr Joolz.
At first I thought you meant put children in the washing machine but I think that was a typo.
One generic chapter is excellent.
Now all I have to do is to work out what to blog next and I am done.