Friday, June 16, 2006

Where did the week go?

What happened to this week? It just zoomed along and suddenly, it’s Friday!

So, here’s what I’ve been up to…

Doing the happy tax dance

Well… not yet… but almost! I have been a bad, bad girl… I have a small business and I’m horrible at doing my books… and filing my taxes. Over the last little while, I’ve bought many cups of coffee for my book keeper and finally this morningI took all the paperwork for my 2003, 2004 and 2005 taxes (both personal and business) to the accountant for filing. Here’s hoping I don’t owe any money or that interest will be piling up… but I am guessing that won’t happen. Anyway, it feels great to have that weight lifted off my shoulders!

Research and school work

I am working as a research assistant for a prof in Education. I have been busy getting surveys off to school principals, arranging and conducting in-person interviews with research subjects and doing a literature review on bilingual and immersion education.

As for my own research, I am working on my first paper for publication. It’s part of my class that ended in April, but everyone was told to continue to work on their papers to get them ready to submit to a scholarly journal. My class mate, Steamer, and I both “hit the wall” after classes ended and just couldn’t cram any more into our brains. This week there was some mutual ass-kicking happening and we both got back to reading and writing for school.

Work

Things at work have slowed down considerably… until today, when we got word that one of the major funders who provided the means for the extensive renovations of our centre will be on site at the end of the month to conduct an audit. This means getting everything ship shape pronto. Our Director is on sabbatical, the Acting Director is leaving for an overseas trip this weekend and the Assistant Director is on holidays until July… So, I was told today that for the last week in June the head of another department will take on the director’s duties… but until then, I have been appointed as acting director. It could be a quiet week… or it could be a super busy week as we get ready for this audit… I guess I will find out when I get in on Monday!

Training

Once again, I am working with my trainer again… with my number one goal being to get over these injuries and get strong to run again. Having said that, the injuries continue to nag a bit, though certainly not as bad as before. I can say that we are making progress… though it is slow. The plantar fasciitis is highly annoying… but as usual, I am being good and not doing things to aggravate it. I am thoroughly enjoying the yoga class I am taking and hope to sign up for more next month… The Pilates class is not so great, but I might give it another go (with a different teacher) at some point in the future…

So… that’s life in a nutshell… I’ll make a point to be more diligent about blogging next week… And I’ll definitely let you know when those taxes are officially done and mailed off!

9 comments:

ipodmomma said...

you've been a busy gal! hoping it lets up soon, so you can relax and enjoy the summer!

thanks for the thoughts... I need them! :)))

Janice said...

Hi Sarah,

Busy busy busy! Acting director sounds like a hard job.

Um, getting the taxes done, and did you mean to say you haven't done your taxes in three years?

Janice~

megz_mum said...

Uggh - taxes!!! What fun, I will have to do mine soon, but only for this quarter and then this financial year. Takes all the joy out of earning money!

Robb said...

I hope you get a fat refund. I've had to pay for the past 3 years and it drives me crazy. Used to be a time when I always managed a refund. Maybe I'll go back to school.

Have a great weekend. We've finally got a sunny hot weekend. It's going up to 26 today! Yipeeee

robtherunner said...

Sounds busy Sarah, but I am sure you can take it all on. I start my masters program on Tuesday so send some intelligent thoughts my way. You'll have to let us know when you get your article published.

I'll be working on fine tuning my ipod playlist as well so I'll keep you updated on that. Have a great weekend.

angie's pink fuzzy said...

sounds busy! hope the trainer can help with rehabbing from the injuries.

Ginger Breadman said...

Bilingual and immersion education sounds fascinating - I love any kind of multicultural stuff.
Yoga is amazing isn't it? Every time I go I am so humbled. It's probably a great thing for you right now mentally as well as physically.

madcapmum said...

Just checking in to say good morning! Sounds like even your "time off" is pretty active!

olga said...

You surely are busy!