I completely missed last Wednesday’s check-in, as I had a monster attack of hay fever, and woke with eyes swollen shut. I managed to pry them open to get to the day job, to find a massive mess awaited me. One of my colleagues and I plan to publish the assessment part of a customer service survey, in other words, did we get constructive feedback, did it point us to improvements in processes, and so on. We knew it would need to be approved by Institutional Research, but didn’t expect that we would need to get the certification from the Institutional Research Board, since we are not taking blood samples or interviewing people about their personal habits. Well, we were wrong. To add insult to injury, I’ve certified at two other universities, but my current one does not recognize those certifications. Sigh. So, I spent Wednesday through Friday working on the blasted certification–no check-in, no WIPpet, nothing other than meditation and yoga toward my goals. Well, and a half-hour of writing non-fiction, which was for this day job article. Okay, whining over.
The good part? Even though I passed out in the middle of dinner most nights this past week, I still was full of words and wanting to write. I am still madly writing down ideas and thinking about plots and characters. The other bright spot in all of this? The cleaning continues in the Augean Stables. My study is nearly complete–there’s a bit of painting to do, and a monitor to buy, since our youngest took it to school.
All in all, I missed a fence, but I’m still on the horse! Please encourage our intrepid ROWers here. They’d love to hear from you!