Okay, today so far I have accomplished two goals. First, I typed up, edited and submitted my abstract for next August's four day conference in Canada. The sponsors will make a decision in late February about which papers to accept. I have never been to Canada even though my grand father was born there. So I am hoping that I can get this all expense paid trip next year.
I also mailed in two academic job applications. One was only for a one year position as an instructor. But, the other was tenure track and in a real city no less. I actually think I have a better shot at the second job than the first one for some reason.