Calendar

Monday

6:00
Wake up kids, make lunchs, help get kids off to school. Scan New York Times and local newspaper.
8:00
Arrive at the office. Answer and send e-mails, work on assigning berths on the ship for upcoming cruise. Order clothes on-line for cruise.
10:00
Attend Dean's Cabinet meeting (in place of my Dean who is out of town).
11:30
Phone co-PI to talk about Jason watches for up-coming cruise.
12:00
Meet with undergraduate and graduate student about on-going project on Iceland lavas.
1:00
Quick lunch, while reading student newspaper.
1:30
Work on draft of manuscript from graduate student.
2:30
Prepare for class. Teach large introductory lecture class "The Dynamic Earth". Meet with students after class.
4:30
Answer e-mails, take care of requests from department.
5:30
Leave for home.
6:00
Prepare dinner (it's my night to cook); my son decides to help me.
6:30
Eat dinner with my husband and kids, talk about everyone's day, send kids off to do homework, while my husband and I clean up. Help kids with homework, relax together, play pictionary with kids, read.
11:00
Go to sleep.

Tuesday

6:00
Wake up kids, make lunchs, help get kids off to school. Scan New York Times and local newspaper. Do crossword puzzle.
8:00
Arrive at the office. Answer and send e-mails, work on draft of paper.
10:00
Attend faculty meeting.
12:00
Lunch meeting with University Research Council.
1:30
Meet with two undergraduate majors on their progress.
2:30
Meet with independent study student on her project. Meet with graduate student on her project.
4:30
Answer e-mails, work on student recommendation.
5:30
Leave for home.
6:00
Read newspaper. Eat dinner with husband and kids.
6:30
Help kids with homework. Work on class for the next day, read.
11:00
Go to sleep.

Wednesday

6:00
Wake up kids, make lunchs, help get kids off to school. Scan New York Times and local newspaper. Do crossword puzzle.
8:00
Meet students for field work for Field class. Today we will visit a quarry a few miles from Duke campus.
11:30
Answer emails.
12:00
Attend brown-bag lunch lecture.
1:00
Meet with graduate student and staff assistant for undergraduate program.
2:30
Prepare for class. Teach large introductory lecture class "The Dynamic Earth". Meet with students after class.
4:30
Answer e-mails.
5:30
Leave for home.
6:00
Read newspaper. Eat dinner with husband and kids.
6:30
Help kids with homework. Read.
11:00
Go to sleep.

Thursday

6:00
Wake up kids, make lunchs, help get kids off to school. Scan New York Times and local newspaper. Do crossword puzzle.
8:00
Arrive at the office. Answer and send e-mails. Work on draft of paper.
12:00
Lunch with my Dean
1:00
Meet with my graduate student.
2:30
Work on issues for up-coming cruise, over the phone and by e-mail with PIs.
4:30
Lab clean-up with users of the lab.
5:30
Leave for home.
6:00
Read newspaper. Eat dinner with husband and kids.
6:30
Help kids with homework. Read.
11:00
Go to sleep.

Friday

6:00
Wake up kids, make lunchs, help get kids off to school. Scan New York Times and local newspaper. Do crossword puzzle.
8:00
Arrive at office. Meet with students from field class to help them begin to analyze their data.
10:00
Answer e-mails. Work on paper.
12:00
Attend lunch-time graduate student seminar.
1:00
Meet with visiting speaker to the department.
230
Work on paper and up-coming cruise.
4:30
Attend department seminar.
5:30
Leave for home.
6:00
Read newspaper. Eat dinner with husband and kids.
6:30
Relax with family. See a movie.
11:00
Go to sleep.

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