Today is the second day of spring break and so far it looks like this break will be a catch up for work punctuated by little period of fun. Ah well. The challenge of the quarter system.
A conference deadline is Saturday and I'm working on three different papers in three different capacities--one is pretty much done, one is about 80% done and the other--I'm not sure. I'm not even planning on going to the conference, truth be told, but I told others I would help them out. So yesterday I caught up on all the stuff that fell between the cracks while I was gone.
I did do a bit of work on the second one and done:
OH also yesterday I did some clothes shopping. Spring work clothes here are hard--the temps can swing 30 degrees in a day, so it is hard to find clothes that work well in those situations. Plus, I'm not really comfortable wearing anything other than black and blue so that works against me as well. But I went to J Jill at the mall and tried on a bunch of stuff, ended up with three dresses (one black but sleeveless, one black with flowers, one grey and white) and a blue floral skirt, so I should be set. I teach M-Thurs in Spring so that means four days of 'professional' wear as opposed to the two or three I regularly have.
Today's plans: work on a tenure and promotion review, work on a call for papers for a special issue I"m going to edit, and meet my friend Lauren for coffee later in the afternoon. I started a new book--it is a series and it might just a young adult series--called Ink and Bone---kind of Harry Potter ish so I like it so far.