today, devoted only 60% of the time to the phd. the information overload from writing and reading threw off my balance since yesterday and by the start of this thursday, at around 850am, had to take things slow.
worked without bach and rearranged the structure of chapter 1 again.
after coffee break around 1030am, the return to my desk at 1130am and a lunch break from 1130am-1230pm, resumed until about past 1pm.
welcomed another respite in helping nicole out of the cobwebs in her mind. we discussed her argument and her research questions and after a half-hour discussion, she was so pleased that she said, i just earned a 'full place' in her thesis acknowledgment, above dhaval. 'you mean to say, 'billing' then?' and she laughed in agreement.
by 205pm, started with a little paid clerical work. stamped about 200 envelopes with 'air mail' and 'asia research centre' (this was a bit tricky because the name had to be placed in between the name and address of Murdoch Uni). Then packed the arc 2010 newsletter in about 150 envelopes, with name tags pasted as well. it was all done in 2 hours, with hot water as my only fuel.
so this is the day the Lord has made. except for chikka which worked so dismally the Hubby may have been thinking, 'where the hell is my wife?', the day unfolded pleasant and still.