Just a little bit of a terror-post of the World's MOst Tedious Posts variety. I am feeling a little crushed by work.
I thought my fall was looking crazy enough. I have at least twice the number of students that I had last year. Fine and manageable, in and of itself. But in the first two months after classes start, I have two conferences to go to - both of which are intimidating - and hence two papers to write...one from scratch. I have a huge SSHRC grant proposal to submit by October 15 -separate post coming about the particular terror associated with that! I have two separate visitors, who are coming for 4-5 days each. One of whom is my mother.
And - this in the wake of a meeting with Unit Head and other Close Colleague yesterday - since I am growing and developing this little program: fully fleshed-out proposals (i.e. basically full syllabi) for four new courses to go on the books, as well as paperwork and proposals to change the program's name, and paperwork for changing prereq's and structures for three more courses. All by October 18.
I am also aiming to run a half-marathon in early October, and my training was derailed for a month because of my back injury. I should be okay, having run one quite recently, but still.
Oy, is all I can say. I had damn well better get to work.