My ambitious summer…

My ambitious summer schedule plans have gotten off to a rocky start -- Anand interrupted my first 10-minute meditation session halfway through (must start earlier in the morning), I decided I'd rather drive Ben to the airport than put him a cab (more time with him better than more time working), and the house definitely needs a bit of clean-up before it's neat enough for me to be happy working in it. I also have some urgent e-mails to deal with, and a student worker to supervise starting @ 10, and a contractor fixing a few broken things here and there. And I'm sleepy and a bit jet-lagged, effectively, from staying up so late dancing Sunday night.

But all that said, I do still want to carve out a bit of writing time, just so I'm starting as I mean to go on. Tentative schedule for today:

- putter on Facebook until 10; then turn it off for five hours
- 10 - 10:30: straighten up kitchen and first floor / review to-do list with student worker; set her working
- 10:30 - 11:00: first round of urgent e-mail
- 11:00 - 12:30: writing time; finish revisions on Sri Lankan steampunk story and maybe send it out? Who would want it?
- 12:30 - 1:30: break for lunch with Roshani
- 1:30 - 3:00: second round of urgent e-mail
- 3:00 - pick up Anand from school (I promised him I'd get him early, and I want to spend a lot of time with the kids in the next few days, since I leave town again on Saturday), meet Kavya, and spend the afternoon and evening puttering in house and garden with the family, continuing to read Hild, etc.

Five hours is not actually a long work-day, esp. with an hour break for lunch! :-) But if I am focused in that time, I think I can get a lot done.

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