Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Conflicts of interest

My own, that is. I have so much to do and so much I want to do. Here is a typical dilemma. I want to get back into my exercise routine which would mean going to the gym tonight. However, I also need to go to the grocery store and I need to work on the proposal. There just don't seem to be enough hours in the day! If it were just me, no family, I'd go to the gym right after work, eat something quick, like the black bean soup I have and hit the grocery store tomorrow, leaving plenty of time to work on the proposal. Sure, I could send Mr. Geeky to the store (and I might), but I'd still have to make up a list for him (grocery shopping is so not his forte). And my brain just does not want to deal with that. Add to that that it's my first day back to work and my to do list is a mile long. I'm planning one conference, presenting at another (next week!), and then there's the usual getting ready for classes. Gah! I'm going to try to be organized and calm about it, but it's hard. It's especially hard because there are deadlines for everything.

My schedule is fairly clear today. I'm hoping that I can plow through everything, especially the little nitpicky stuff that's taking up brain space right now, so that I can focus on the bigger picture.