The final proposal of the three proposal marathon went in today. I leave for Europe tomorrow on a red eye that will ensure I'll be up for nearly 28 hours over the next twoish days. Within 2 hours of hitting the button to submit my proposal today I had the following hit my inbox:
A request to be on a panel in Feb for a federal agency.
A reminder of my participation in an oral qualifying exam shortly after I get back from my trip.
A request to be on an additional oral exam.
A reminder to order lab supplies for one of my two classes starting just after I return.
A request to join the core writing group of a large-scale manuscript that will take a few months to write.
A manuscript review request.
I only wish I were kidding about the timing. Was there some kind of notification that went out declaring my time to be fair game again? Because I'm pretty sure I was booked solid through Feb before this flood of emails came in. Maybe if I leave the country they won't be able to find me.