Ah, grant writing. It is so easy to fall out of the swing of writing grants. I haven't worked on any difficult grants in a little while. The ones that I did in the fall were rather straight forward and simple, so they weren't a ton of work. I did a few brief grant applications already this year, but now I'm working on "the big one". These ones come along on a fairly regular basis, so I should know how to handle it, but I felt so out of it today. This grant asks a lot of detailed questions and will require quite a lot of time. The good thing is that it isn't due until early March. I did quite a lot of it today, but there is still a lot left. I'm also not exactly sure how much I like what I wrote. It might need to be revised. I'm going to keep working on it tomorrow. Since I hadn't worked on these types of grants in a while, it felt like I was working at a much slower pace.
So what else is going on besides my grant doldrums? Quite a bit, except that I am tired and can't remember anything. We got another 16 inches of snow overnight and I ended up spending over an hour shoveling- it was very heavy snow too. By the time I came back in, I was tired and a little sore and it took me a rather long time to get back in the work mode!
Well friends, I am off to eat grapefruit, keep reading my book that I determined to finish before my birthday (next Tuesday) and go to sleep. Until next time..