I spent most of the last week feeling ill enough not to accomplish much, but not ill enough to stay home from the day job. I also had to work on Friday, which allowed me to concentrate at work, since my department was empty, the phone didn’t ring, and I was far away from the few students who came to the library.
I spent most of Friday organizing my office, and planning my next few weeks of work. I felt miserable yesterday, and puttered around the house, filing papers, discarding clutter, and generally lazing about. Today, however, I have been a house-cleaning machine. I have cleaned the kitchen from floor to walls, as well as the downstairs powder room from floor to cabinets to walls.
It feels preparatory, as though I am clearing the decks to move ahead with my life. I have let things slide, and need to do some more soul-searching, but I feel clearer. I have a lot of homework to do for the blogging workshop, lots of work at the day job, and a real need to find ways to accomplish everything without taking a toll on my health. I needed to clear the decks just to see the landscape of what has to be done.
I hope all my US colleagues had a good Thanksgiving, and all of you a good end of the week. I hope you have a productive week to come, and I hope to have something more interesting to relate! As always, please encourage someone from the linky here as we slide into the home stretch of this Round.