The weather turned cool and rainy today, and SB and I had difficulty getting out of bed as a result. The last few mornings have been deliciously cool – not so cold that you need a jacket, but cool enough that staying under the thin blankets curled up together seems like a good idea. We had warm homemade cereal with chopped up bites of apple for breakfast.
I spent pretty close to all day in my office, making progress on assorted things. This week I’ve had a lot of self-directed time which is a nice change from endless meetings – but also means that I struggle at times to keep motivated or focused or – something. What’s the word I’m going for? Yesterday I purged my desk of clutter and made piles organized by project = focus! In case you’re curious, a few things that I’m working on currently:
- An evaluation of statistics tools and processes with the hopeful end result of implementing a consistent (and systematic) workflow in all the public service points.
- Transitioning to a different staffing model for our IM service, for which I have basically sole responsibility, having disbanded my committee last week.
- Working with other campus units to create library content for the modular University portal site (well, trying to do so).
I battled a throbbing headache all day, then came home a little early and sat with a cup of French press coffee for a bit. Dinner was perfect for the weather – a sort of cassoulet with from-scratch tomato sauce and tarragon pork sausage. Rich, flavorful, and filling, though we were snackish later on. Next time we’ll have some crusty bread and it will be exactly right.