Saturday morning…

Yes, it is 8:27 Saturday morning and I am sitting at my laptop in my space at the con.  Kettle is boiling.  Rehearsal this afternoon for Britten’s War Requiem, so why not come in and do the work I planned to do on Thursday this morning?  It’s not like it is a nice sunny autumn day outside…which is why I shall shortly take my pot of tea and laptop and adjourn to the deck.  No, we don’t have a deck attached to the student offices, though that would be very nice.  We don’t even have a window, save the goldfish bowl one that leads directly to the staff photocopier in the hall.  But I know where the deck is and this morning it shall be mine.

I have arrived, teapot, farmer’s market cheese plunder, and all.  I feel quite victorious, having survived the jealous gazes from the parents as I hurried along the hall with a pot of tea as sat and waited for their children.  I know it’s the tea and not the work they wanted, though.  So, here’s to it.  (And I have to say that cheese plunder is even more fabulous fresh than it is after it has laid around forgotten for a few days and is slightly iffy – well done, King of Bread!)

This morning’s task?  Notating the physical papers  for my sys lit review and matching them in NVivo, EndNote, and the word doc.

Adachi and Trehub, 2011; Custodero, Britto, & Xin, 2002; Hallam, 2010; de Vries, 2009; Hallam, 2010; Custodero et al, 2003; Anvari, Trainor, Woodside, and Levy, 2002…

Empirical – that was the word that has been on the tip of my tongue all morning!

Just finished rehearsals of the Britten War Requiem, the real purpose for my visit to the Con today.  Nearly time to go home.  Still have about 3 inches of papers to input.  Enthusiasm, enthusiasm, I’ve got lots of enthusiasm…no, I really don’t.  How long do you think it will take to finish?   I think, without distraction 2 hours.  Since I get distracted by birds flying past the window, this could be a major event. I will let you know how it goes.





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