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Raining and Awful

December 1st, 2018 at 04:31 pm

This seems like a good day to stay in and grade papers or update the online grades. That will happen, but not before the semiannual trivia tournament. We've lost our amazing player, but are still hopeful.

And today is payday, so that's excellent news. I'll be taking a look at what can be replenished from the recent drain to savings. And it's 17 days to London. Still more planning to do there, but getting very excited.

Because we won't be home for Christmas, I'm doing minimal decorating around here, but did pull the Advent Calendar out and filled the first two days. I'll have to replenish that tomorrow.

I continue to have mixed feelings about my evening adjunct job. On one hand, I love the different demographic and the literature classes. The pay, while minimal, always comes in handy. On the other hand, I'm exhausted teaching until 10pm and then teaching again at 8am the next day. It's hard to wind down.

There may be a halfway solution. I could try to limit teaching there to summer months or just an occasional class. I thought I'd do it for a single semester, but it's now been 12 or 13 years. I've been so fried lately that I really want to step back and re-evaluate.

3 Responses to “Raining and Awful”

  1. Dido Says:

    The halfway solution sounds good if the budget can bear it. The evening college population is my favorite, and if I ever go back to teaching, it will be to that group; but if it’s too draining, it’s not worth it. Put your own oxygen mask on first and all that—adequate self care, especially rest, is the base of the pyramid on which the rest of our lives are built. I hope your London trip gives you the perspective to help think this out—it’s so difficult when we’re in the thick of things. Have a great trip!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    If you can afford it, maybe the half way solution would work. Don't get yourself too run down and get ill before the holidays.

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I agree with the others. Pulling back a little may be the smart thing to do.

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