8 am children to dentist
9 am children to school; self to campus
9-10 "I'll just look at my email before I start work". Dig self out an hour later.
10-11:30 preparing for class
11:30-12:50 teaching class
12:50-1:10 fire drill; stand outside in the rain, eating un-reheated pasta from last night's dinner, missing department microwave
1:10-2:10 meeting re: community outreach. General agreement among those present that the institution claims it wants us to be outreaching all over the place, but until it matches the rhetoric by giving people tenure or merit increments for outreach-like behaviour, not a whole lot of outreach is going to get done. Discussion of how to mimic outreaching while getting the community to do all the actual work ("in-reaching", perhaps). Agreed that this would be good, if we could think how to pull it off.
2:10-2:30 hasty class prep for tomorrow.
2:30-4:00 pick kids up from school, take to music store, rent instruments for their band practices this year (HOW much?!), come home.
4:00-5:00 Open Omnifocus todo list. Holy Crow. Close Omnifocus todo list. Answer more email. Add a few items to todo list.
5:00-9:00. Make and eat dinner. Supervise children's homework, bed preparation, etc. Decant children into bed.
9:00-11:00. Look at Omnifocus todo list. Holy Crow. Write a reference. I'll have to courier it, damn. Contemplate working on overdue report for professional organization, overdue response to book referees, dull overdue article, or encyclopedia articles that aren't overdue yet. Or start on a really attractive new project, which - no. NO. Must finish old stuff first. Sigh. Work on professional organization report. Do more prep for next class. Order textbooks for next term. Check off a couple of todo list items.
11:00-12:00 am. Read an article relevant to dull overdue article. Feel virtuous.
12:00-12:30 a.m. Ready for bed. Damn, forgot to make children's lunches. Make lunches. Bed.
Total time spent on university work - 8.5 hr. Total time spent constantly on the run - 14.5 hr (7 to 9 pm was pretty relaxing on the whole.)