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By the time this post is published, we will all be back home, but right this moment, as I type this up, we are enjoying our last day at Daufuskie, a secluded island near Hilton Head, SC and Savannah, GA. We were lucky to score a cottage (without having to break the bank) with front-row access to the beach, something that has always been on my bucket list and that I was thrilled to cross off.  This week has been very refreshing and just what I needed - a getaway, a break from it all, a retreat with family with no thoughts of work, to-do lists, and chores getting in the way. The island sure runs on its own time. The streetlights aren't turned ON at night to avoid attracting turtles too far from their ideal nesting place. There's the alligator crossing time at night when they go from pond to pond visiting friends (and hence tourists are advised to stay home when it's dark). There are very few cars - instead the preferred mode of transportation is via golf carts, which can go o

The Sunday Salon -- Apr 25, 2010


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Uh-oh, where did this week go?

For the first time this semester, I worked on a Saturday. I never do usually. I've made sure my work week was busy enough with that. But yesterday, I trudged to my lab with two of my colleagues to write a paper for a conference. When the paper was done by 8 pm, I headed straight home and to my bed.

Today, I have a long list of chores to do. My Sundays always bear the brunt of an overloaded week, because of which I get highly lazy. I am already beginning to make my excuses today - for all I know, I may just go and curl up in my bed again. Some of the perks that come with student-ship. :D

Something I missed mentioning last week - I got a job 2 weeks back. :) I can say what a big relief that has been. Going from uncertainty to some solid plan for the next few years is a great feeling.

I had a good reading week, in spite of the busy work. Audio books are a real help during weeks like these. At least, my workouts didn't get a hit. Plus, I took small books to my lab with me, to read in between break. That helped too. I did manage to get my reviews up as well. I guess, in hindsight, I did have a good week, but I'm too blinded by work to see.

Let me get started on chore #1. It's nearly noon already!

Have a good Sunday, blogging and non-blogging folks! Hope you have a good week ahead!

Comments

Ash said…
I felt like I had a pretty crappy week too but in hindsight not so bad. Congrats on your job-I can definitely relate to that right now since I'm trying to get a new job for the next couple years of college (I've got a pretty good lead right now though, keeping my fingers crossed!). I think I might have to start getting into audio books for my work-outs too, especially for weeks like this last week was.
bermudaonion said…
Congratulations on finding a job!! What will you be doing and where will you be working? I'm very excited for you!
Dana said…
Congrats on the job -- I hope you tell us more about it sometime! I know how it is with busy weeks, I have a couple of busy ones coming up... audio books would be such a good idea for me, but I just have this inertia against trying them out, haha.
Congratulations on the job!
Kristen said…
Sundays are just made to be lazy days. But I hope you accomplished the tasks that *had* to be done.
Lisa said…
Congrats on the job and the good reading week!
Athira said…
Thanks everyone! :)

Ash, audio books are truly a great motivator!! I guess I work out longer thanks to them!

Kathy, I'll be working as a software engineer in Lynchburg, VA. That's just 2 hours away, so I'm glad! :)

Dana, I don't like audio books much, but they are great during workouts. :)

Kristen, hear hear, sista!