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Overscheduled

I am thinking I want to avoid using the word "busy" because it is often used in vague ways. Maybe "overscheduled" is a better descriptor, as it captures some of that sensation K and I used to talk about when doing that mental calculation to the next time we would be able to sleep and relax. It also touches on something scrottie emphasizes as important: having unscheduled and flexible time available to allocate to various different things and priorities that can come up.

As such: I'm feeling the pressure. We're starting the next phase of the circadian metabolism experiment. Meanwhile, I am about to start applying for academic jobs again, with all the writing that entails. My collaborator on the cricket feeding experiment is currently out doing fieldwork, so I'm carrying the ball for that project. Weekends are starting to look like this:

Saturday: Get up, pack lunch, go to lab, go to boathouse and row, pants-shop (time permitting), back to lab, run circadian experiment, eat lunch, do feeding experiment tasks, get home at ~7 pm.

Sunday: SLEEP IN + chores + cook breakfasts for the week, Scrabble with S, free sailing lessons, do feeding experiment tasks, get home whenever those are done.

There's not much room left for doing much of anything with the garden produce abundance. I also know that when I have full days, I am tired and unmotivated to do much of anything in the evenings.

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wig
Aug. 19th, 2016 07:08 pm (UTC)
bleh I'm overscheduled at the moment too :-p
jamesfduncan
Aug. 20th, 2016 02:40 am (UTC)
Over scheduled
Back in the day when I did background investigations for a bit, a recurring and descriptive usage of subordinates and colleagues for a subject of investigation that was stretched too tightly with work and commitments was "oversubscribed." Very common term used for executives. Never forgot it and try to watch it in my own case:)!
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