sunday mornings are now my favorite time of the week, i guess they always feel different but getting up at 6.45am and sitting here in my jammies eating some really nice bakery bread and drinking my coffee is significantly better than leaving work after a night shift at 8am.
i have a big day planned and an even bigger week planned for me.
sundays to do list:
wash the sheets/towels/rugs etc…and not let them fly off the line
vacuum, generally clean up inside
finish trimming up the front garden
make lasagna for dinner
review/update some documents for work
which brings me to the week ahead. on tues & weds i have induction(orientation) for the university…. even though i am officially accepted they had me as an international student so i am still sorting that out.
i have a introductory dinner with the soroptimists of tuesday evening. my mom might remember that i got a scholarship from the group in chicago and we went to a very nice dinner. this is what the soroptimists do
Soroptimist International is a worldwide organization for women in management and professions, working through service projects to advance human rights and the status of women.
i think it will be interesting and i’m looking forward to it alot.
thursday….i have to go to london for the last meeting before the big day on friday in newcastle.
in london i will meet one of the original american coordinators of this study. it will be nice to have another american on my side. thursday night we (about 6 of us) are traveling up to newcastle and staying overnight for an all day presentation/training day. i will be helping to do the training!
i hope the dinner with the sorptimists will fill me with confidence because i am not too keen on public speaking! luckily i know the information inside out and feel like i can field any questions people might have…and the other much louder, brasher american is speaking before me so their ears will be happy to hear my “canadian” accent.
i have booked my trip to vienna in october, i am attending a conference of the european society of intensive care
The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine is an international non profit-making association of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and other allied healthcare professionals. The number of members is now above 4000. The Society is devoted to the promotion of intensive care medicine, education, research, and professional development.
it’s weird that this all comes at a time when the subject of geneology has come up. my ex brother in law is doing his family tree and asked for some details about my family, he then sent me a manifest from the ship my grandfather took from germany…i sent that around to my siblings and kids and voila`…my brother coughed up a bunch of manifests and census records etc he had looked up when he worked at a library.
two of my great grandparents were born in vienna…it certainly adds a bit of significance to a trip that i didn’t really want to make.
i’m not sure if i will have any information that will pinpoint a specific place to visit in vienna but i will be more aware of my surroundings when i am there. it’s all a bit “who do you think you are?” (a bbc geneolgy show that i watch) ….to see the names and addresses and hometowns of people that i have always heard about and see that it all fits together like a puzzle. it really does touch your heart…
so that’s it for now, coffee finished, need to tackle that list….laundry first!