Today I was at school from 9:30-4:30 (albeit with a 2 hour lunch) working on my review. I wrote two pages of the introduction based on the outline I developed last week. I haven't used any specific examples from the literature yet, but the ideas are there. It's not much, but it's progress and for now I'm satisfied with that.
Inspired by posts from FemaleScienceProfessor and Jane B about multitasking with respect to being able to make progress on multiple projects at a time, I spent a little while looking at grants I might be applying for in the upcoming year for various aspects of my research.
On the same subject, I wish that earlier this summer I had started on a project with Sam. When I first got back from Ukenzagapia, Sam wanted to talk about it but when I mentioned I'm working on this review he said I should just wait until I'm finished with the review to start the project with him. In retrospect, I should have gone ahead with it. I haven't had quite enough to keep my at my optimum level of busy-ness this summer and as a result I haven't gotten as much done as I would like. I think if I had been working on Sam's project and my review for the past five weeks that I actually would have made more progress on my review. Is that weird?