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August 25th, 2012

I think I need an icon for "busy"

Well, I do, but none of the ones that come to mind are quite right. My favorite t-shirt is a Cinderella (in her brown skirt), but usually my busy is a lot less like that than something else. There are the crazy, office-centric pulling the hair out. Errr, nope, not that. There are the crazy-lady cooking, talking on the phone, working on the computer still in her pumps and pencil skirt while a toddler is crawling up one leg and a dog peeing on the other. Nope. Not me.

Anyway, today is "catch up" day. I'm in the office, because I was at a conference yesterday. (Actually, a good one, for all it got sprung on me at the last minute and makes me all nervous since there are some implications of my being sent, especially given who else went, but that's a worry for another day.) Once I've caught up here, there's a chance of dinner with friends, then home to try to make some order out of chaos.

Tomorrow will be more of the same, with an emphasis on de-nuding the dining room so that Massive Destruction for Renewal(TM) can happen starting Thursday. This means all of the furniture has to be either moved out, or moved to the center, so that demolition can occur on the walls without it also occuring to the glassware, plates, china cabinets, etc. *sigh* This is mostly happening while I am at the Welsh conference, but it still fills me with dread. Despite the heretofore successful interior work, as soon as you involve ladders and working on our house I am filled with dread. I know--silly, right? What could possibly go wrong?

Other catastrophic issues remain, and accelerate, but I'm not sure I can do anything about them. I'll give it one last try, but I'm not hopeful.

So, the students are back, with all their charm and whining, abilities and disabilities, hopes and sense of entitlement, humility and hubris. In short, the usual mixed bag. It's the first week, and I'm already exhausted.

The auguries--not so much with the good.

Still, my life is good on so many levels. Must remember that. If I get to see friends tonight, that will be much easier.