August 21, 2011

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Weekly review: Week ending August 19, 2011

From last week’s plans

  • Work
    • [X] Tidy up project M some more
    • [X] Shepherd paperwork for project T
    • [-] Work on my project assessments
    • [-] Learn about Maqetta
    • Drew more IBM comics and sent them in
  • Life
    • [-] Sketch year in review
    • [X] Write, write, write

Plans for next week

  • Work
    • [ ] Get started on project T
    • [ ] Learn about project O
    • [ ] Follow up on project I
    • [ ] Draw more IBM comics
    • [ ] Learn about iRise
  • Relationships
    • [ ] Electronics hacking, yay!
    • [ ] Wrap up build class for Free Geek Toronto
    • [ ] Update build process and checklist
    • [ ] Cook a new recipe (Vietnamese bun with nuoc cham?)
    • [ ] Catch up on mail
    • [ ] Transcribe interview
  • Life
    • [ ] Sleep at some point

Time analysis

Activity This week Last week Delta
D – Break 2.4 0.7 1.7
D – Drawing 4.2 4.2 0.0
D – Gardening 0.2 0.2
D – Latin 0.5 1.4 -0.9
D – Learning 1.1 1.1
D – Other 4.9 4.9
D – Piano 2.6 6.6 -4.0
D – Reading 3.4 0.7 2.7
D – Shopping 1.1 1.1
D – Social 11.2 11.5 -0.3
D – Volunteering 8.0 6.3 1.7
D – Writing 6.6 8.1 -1.5
R – Cooking 4.7 6.4 -1.7
R – Eating 6.1 4.9 1.2
R – Exercise 2.5 5.9 -3.4
R – Routines 7.9 7.7 0.2
R – Sleep 53.9 60.9 -7.0
R – Tidying 5.0 2.5 2.5
R – Travel 0.8 0.8
Work 40.8 40.0 0.8

I used 46.4 hours of discretionary time (up from 39.5 last week, probably freed up by less sleep) this week, an average of 5.1 hours each weekday and 10.4 hours on weekends. Sleep dropped to an average of 7.7 hours a day, but I still felt happy and energetic. I think it’s partly the shift to the new curtains, which block out more light, and partly the acceptance of a later schedule. Like work, sleep expands to fit available time. Sleeping later (but not too late) might be okay, although I’ll want to check for delayed effects over the next few weeks.

I decided to shift piano and Latin time to other pursuits, carving out time to learn more about electronics and work on projects at home. =) Whee! Looking forward to blogging about those.