April 23, 2011

Weekly review: Week ending April 22, 2011

April 23, 2011 - Categories: weekly

From last week's plans

  • Work
    • [X] Work on more items for project C - Rails is so awesome! Wrote tests, added a CMS using RichCMS
    • [X] Assist with proposal
    • [X] Follow up on migration plans for project I
    • [X] Prepare for code turnover for project I
    • [-] Plan travel
    • Handled more Idea Lab requests
  • Relationships
    • [-] Pick up gifts for Kathy and John
    • [X] Make gifts for Kathy, John, and Dan
    • [X] Plan gifts for Linda
    • [-] Host another study group: Good Friday break
    • [X] Plan cherry-blossom get-together
  • Life
    • [X] Work on red dress
    • [X] Read ahead: Latin homework

Plans for next week

  • Work
    • [ ] Get Vijay up to speed on project C
    • [ ] Review code for project I
    • [ ] Make travel plans
  • Relationships
    • [ ] Host tea party - home-made buns and bagels
    • [ ] Prepare for trip
    • [ ] Host study group
    • [ ] Withdraw USD, maybe convert some euros
  • Life
    • [ ] Finish hem for red dress
    • [ ] Write some more! =) Maybe braindump marriage stories?

Time analysis

CategoryThis weekLast weekDeltaNotes
Personal14.70.913.88.4 hours sewing
Routines - cooking5.4-5.4
Routines - general6.86.40.4
Routines - tidying1.99.6-7.7
Work37.148.7-11.6About 5 hours over, considering holiday

Ruby on Rails is too much fun. I got carried away and spent Saturday working on it. That was a decent way to spend a rainy Saturday, particularly as I got as far as I could get in my sewing project. Tracking my time and noticing how much I'm over my targets does make me ask, though: where is that time coming from? What could I focus the extra time on instead? Can I be more awesome at work with just the target amount of time? Yes, probably, and more safely too - less risk of negative productivity.

Friday was a holiday, so I spent the day sewing. I finished most of my red dress, and I might sew the hem in today or tomorrow. I also worked on simple gifts for my sister and for W-'s friend Dan. I think I'm starting to get the hang of sewing - hooray!