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

Category This week Last week Delta Notes
Break 8.3 7.5 0.8
Drawing 0.6 1.3 -0.7
Exercise 1.8 3.8 -2.0
Learning 0.5 -0.5
Personal 14.7 0.9 13.8 8.4 hours sewing
Preparation 0.7 0.4 0.3
Routines – cooking 5.4 -5.4
Routines – general 6.8 6.4 0.4
Routines – tidying 1.9 9.6 -7.7
Sleep 60.4 61.0 -0.6
Social 18.2 6.2 12.0
Travel 4.5 7.3 -2.8
Work 37.1 48.7 -11.6 About 5 hours over, considering holiday
Writing 5.02 7.4 -2.38

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!

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