So, my goal for today is to make some effort and get SOMETHING accomplished. I am going to make a specific list of tasks, an hourly schedule, and JUST DO IT! I got up early to exercise, so that is already done. I've showered. I've had breakfast. D is at school. H is here, but he's working and likely going for a haircut later. I'll check back in this evening and share how it went. OK- it's time to stop being so LAME!
OK- I am still lame. I worked a little while on learning a new software package this morning. Part of the tutorial resulted in a 3-D image that requires your standard blue/red cardboard glasses. I had left the vendor-provided ones at school with the CD, so I went to D's room to look for her 3-D planets book. It was such a complete disaster in there that I couldn't find said glasses (bit I did see the book). I decided it was time to clear out a lot of her books that are too young for her. This took quite some time, but allowed be to remove one of the over-cluttered book cases from her room. Of course, removing a piece of furniture required vacuuming. I also had to take the old books to the basement, throw out a bunch of other things in her room, and leave the rest on her bed for her clean up when she gets home. By the time I was done, it was 1:00 and I hadn't eaten lunch yet. After lunch, I got caught up in more household chores, and made a quick trip to the grocery store around 3:00. D is about to arrive home, so I plan to go work on the tutorial some more while she cleans up, then make dinner. In theory, I could work this evening, so we'll see if I muster up the energy for that or not. So this is what happens to me in the summer- I did something useful, but it isn't research-related. Tomorrow is another day- although I have a meeting with my RA and need to back-up everything on my office computer so that I can have Vista obliterated and XP installed instead (I've had one too many software compatibility issues!)