Just a bit overwhelmed

I have fifteen days of school left until Spring Break. Four of these are weekend days — two Saturdays, and two Sundays. Tomorrow is a school spirit day, so there aren’t any classes.

I have five days of teaching until winter term exams begin.

Holy Shit!

I don’t have exams written; I don’t have comments written; I have two fencing tournaments still to hold (both of the next two Thursdays, that is, tomorrow and next week — both of which involve long-distance driving); I have to meet my fencing team on Sunday in Boston; I have a feature with T and B next week in Uxbridge, and I’m behind on everything. Gods, but I’m feeling stressed right now. The apartment is a mess; I don’t have review sheets for my students for next Monday through Thursday, and my history exams are all to be given a week from Monday. ARGH!

Feeling just a bit ovewhelmed by just too much to do and not enough TIME.

and and , how would you like to come have dinner in the school dining hall on Monday, 23 February 2004? Otherwise, it’s looking like you’ll get to see the place come spring.

20 comments

  1. Re: crap.

    It’s OK… don’t stress. I’d be delighted to come to dinner, but I’m wondering if a) I can bring something to contribute to the meal, like dessert and salad, frex; and b) if you’d like to meet my girlfriend Leah ()? I think you’d both like each other. I’ll be away between March 13 and March 17, and school starts in earnest after March 23, but other than that I have pretty much the whole of March free. Pick a date that’s convenient to you, and I’ll be there!

    in the warmish weather we’ve had in the last week, I’ve often gone off to school with only a sweater and your scarf in addition to regular clothes. Everyone says, “why are you wearing that scarf?” and I reply, “a friend made it for me, and I love wearing it.”

  2. Re: crap.

    beh. it’s another week of absolute zooiness – houseguest & Bill has 2 gigs (one in nyc), plus i have to find some way to get a rehearsal together. so the plan is goin to have to be after 1 April – i wish i could get up there sooner!!
    -sigh-
    BUT
    btwn. tbe end of your semster & the beginning of the next, would you like to come here for another dinner? missing your company!

  3. Re: crap.

    Dear Sou,

    Don’t worry about it. Have the best Monday you can under the circumstances, and start over. Here’s what we should do about you coming down and having a dinner here — pick a day that works:

    February 23
    February 24
    February 27
    February 28
    February 29
    March 1
    March 2
    March 3
    March 4….

    Or a day after April 1.

    We’ll make it work.

  4. Re: crap.

    hey there — was totally hoping to get out there tonight, but it seems that i am having The Worst Monday Ever & things are just not working the way i’m trying. when does the new semester start?

  5. crap.

    we have officially exhausted our supply of sitters.

    when does the new term start? i’m dying to get out there (for a number of reasons, yes?) – maybe i can come up a little later, on my own – hang on –

      • crap.

        we have officially exhausted our supply of sitters.

        when does the new term start? i’m dying to get out there (for a number of reasons, yes?) – maybe i can come up a little later, on my own – hang on –

        • Re: crap.

          hey there — was totally hoping to get out there tonight, but it seems that i am having The Worst Monday Ever & things are just not working the way i’m trying. when does the new semester start?

        • Re: crap.

          Dear Sou,

          Don’t worry about it. Have the best Monday you can under the circumstances, and start over. Here’s what we should do about you coming down and having a dinner here — pick a day that works:

          February 23
          February 24
          February 27
          February 28
          February 29
          March 1
          March 2
          March 3
          March 4….

          Or a day after April 1.

          We’ll make it work.

        • Re: crap.

          beh. it’s another week of absolute zooiness – houseguest & Bill has 2 gigs (one in nyc), plus i have to find some way to get a rehearsal together. so the plan is goin to have to be after 1 April – i wish i could get up there sooner!!
          -sigh-
          BUT
          btwn. tbe end of your semster & the beginning of the next, would you like to come here for another dinner? missing your company!

        • Re: crap.

          It’s OK… don’t stress. I’d be delighted to come to dinner, but I’m wondering if a) I can bring something to contribute to the meal, like dessert and salad, frex; and b) if you’d like to meet my girlfriend Leah ()? I think you’d both like each other. I’ll be away between March 13 and March 17, and school starts in earnest after March 23, but other than that I have pretty much the whole of March free. Pick a date that’s convenient to you, and I’ll be there!

          in the warmish weather we’ve had in the last week, I’ve often gone off to school with only a sweater and your scarf in addition to regular clothes. Everyone says, “why are you wearing that scarf?” and I reply, “a friend made it for me, and I love wearing it.”

  6. I feel your pain…

    I have all that….AND i seem to have “misplaced” my gradebook :-). I know it has to be here somewhere…but I can’t write comments until I find it. UGH! Good luck with all of your stuff!

  7. I feel your pain…

    I have all that….AND i seem to have “misplaced” my gradebook :-). I know it has to be here somewhere…but I can’t write comments until I find it. UGH! Good luck with all of your stuff!

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