Sunday means getting ready for the rest of the week and what a week it will be. In my Co-PI’s lab we typically have a steady stream of people coming and going for experiments, this week (and probably next) it will be a flood. We’re trying to make my main-PI happy.
To do that, we need to get a set of experiments done as quickly as possible. This wouldn’t be horrible if it weren’t for the fact that the setup and prep for the experiments takes hours so I need to go in a few hours before and stay a few hours after. We’ve got double experiments this week, plus the redo of last week’s experiment where our equipment stopped functioning.
Oh and I’m having surgery. Yep, not this upcoming week, but the week after. That means I need to find time to go in and get my pre-op checklist done. For that I need a chest x-ray, some bloodwork, EKG, and I need to meet with the pre-op nurse so I can get handed my pre-surgery bathing supplies. It’s going to be busy basically.
It’s going to be a lot of playing catch up since there’s so much going on I don’t think I can get everything done the same day. In the background I have the grant proposal I’m working on, a first author journal paper from my Masters degree, a first author journal paper from a class I just took, and my PhD proposal defense to start planning. Today I’m going to try to get as much of that done as possible since I don’t think I’ll have the mental fortitude to get any of that done while I’m dealing with data collection.
Yeah, my recent posts all sound like a lot of checklists, but that’s sort of what I’m dealing with at the moment, a ton of checklists and not a whole lot of time to do them all.
The point of today’s post? 24-hours a day isn’t enough time. Why do humans need to sleep? It seems like a waste when all I do is feel tired the next day anyway!