Thursday, August 30, 2012
Well, here we are. It's fall. School has started, and with it the usual rattling of my brain, day and night, as I try to find my way through the millions of tasks that cry out to be done.
But adding to that, we have:
--spouse's truck broke, and we are lucky to have two cars but unused to sharing
--my hard drive died at work day before yesterday, not sure when it will be fixed, though they loaned me a laptop
--tenure packet was due this monday, feedback coming today, and I am just flat-out nervous. I know I've done a good job, but now I'm seeing all that I didn't do so well in the last five years. I did good publication work, but I neglected some work relationships that would really benefit me to have cultivated.
--public feedback on my tenure dossier statements coming tomorrow: why oh why did I sign up for that???
--am fighting a cold, feel it in my nose and throat.
And a cheese binge last night. Goat cheese, but still. I'm eating too much fat and not enough protein, but all I really want are carbs and fat. I'm hungry now, having eaten so much last night that sleep was fitful.
I can just barely keep my sense of humor. I know it will all be better at 5pm, when my tenure progress meeting with my dean is over.
I'm good a sparkpeople in some ways, like recording my food, but not so good at the social element. My life is already so full of social media, from email to Facebook and my 50+ students per semester, that it's hard to find the time to stay here.
I let myself down, too, I realized, because I didn't post last Friday. My goal has been to post every Friday. Which means I have to post some kind of plan for the week tomorrow.