Monday, May 21, 2007

Random Bullets: Gotta Get in Gear Edition

This is week #2 of my summer research time. Last week went respectably well, so I want to keep the momentum going. Here are some RBOC:
  • I found those labs that I lost at the beginning of April. I got new copies from most of the students and just calculated grades without that one for the others. They were sitting out (face-down, but uncovered) in my BEDROOM.
  • I need to set some deadlines for this summer or I will squander it like I often do. I would like to finish the project I am currently working on and write a paper, then I have some research money to get started on a fall project (a month's worth of work this summer), and some other partially finished work I could finish up and write a paper
  • My mother-in-law arrives Friday from Distant Country, so I will have to be especially careful about budgeting my time. She is staying for more than a month, so I will still be working while she's here- again I need the deadlines.
  • I may have a new collaborator in research state! When I went to that last conference, I met several people who knew this person, so I emailed. We have a phone meeting planned for next week!
  • My allergies are really bugging me. I am thinking of trying one of the OTC meds, since I don't really need to see my doctor. Any recommendations for allergy meds?
  • I still have some cleaning to do before MIL arrives. I am thinking of doing research work in the mornings and save cleaning for afternoon when I am not as productive anyway.
  • A list of goals may follow...


Seeking Solace said...

I use Tylenol Allergy Sinus. It doesn't make you too loopy. Also, I drink a great herbal tea called Gypsy cold Care made by Traditional Medicine. It has a nice aroma to it.

MommyProf said...

If it is just sneezing, runny nose, etc., NasalCrom works great. If it is eyes and all over allergy yuckiness, loratadine (generic Claritin) is non-sedating and works well. For the hardcore allergy time of year, I need both.

Addy N. said...

Thanks for the suggestions! I am going to try Claritin (generic). I can't take decongestants (they give me palpitations!), so the Tylenol Allergy Sinus probably wouldn't be a good choice for me. I already use NasalCrom, but haven't been consistent. Lovely allergy season!