Sunday, October 24, 2010

The hurrieder I go, the behinder I get

That's just the story of my life this semester. I am working the two jobs like I normally do, only this semester I'm teaching an extra class and doing them all back to back with no breaks. I eat lunch rushing between classes. That means extra lecture time, extra grading and extra students to talk to during office hours. I'm also taking a seminar for instructors on how to incorporate more writing into class assignments, so there's time to attend class and homework for me. Yes, I'm nuts to be doing all this in one semester, but I figured it was only for one semester and I could rest later. Sometimes it's good to push yourself. I seem to accomplish more when I have more to do.

Today we've been hauling out the Halloween decorations and getting everything set up, well sorta. We decided our ghosties needed new sheets and new styrofoam heads, so we refreshed some of those and then took the extras to the other side of the yard so they could be running to join the other ghosties. I also decided to add some more decorations so I was busy with that today. We got about 2/3 of the way done. I still have to stuff our dead sailor and my patching of the gargoyle this year will be like major surgery.

For the last few months we've had a mouse in the house that no amount of poison or traps has seemed to do the trick. Mousie was very busy in the basement chewing the hell out of the gargoyle! He got his head and one entire side. So I know what I'll be doing all week. Hopefully I'll get him re-plastered in time for Halloween. Argh. I'm still planning a post on the NFL game we went to two weeks ago and our visit to the National Museum of Art in Washington, D.C., but I just haven't had the time to upload all the pictures. Gee, I wonder why? I'll be back posting as soon as I can.

4 comments:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It sounds like you are incredibly busy and somewhat overstressed....I hope you are able to get all your Halloween goodies up and around---The poor Gargolye...! Eaten by a Mouse! I know it is not funny, but there is something funny about it, you know? "MOUSE LIVING OFF OF GARGY:E--NEWS AT 11".....LOL! You really DO have your work cut out for you, my dear. Good Luck!

PENolan said...

I also get more done when I'm already busy. If I have all the time in the world, I don't do a single thing - which is lovely - but I blow off all those institutional things like insurance claims while I'm absorbed in doing nothing.

Have a happy, happy Halloween!

CyberKitten said...

A real shame about the gargoyle - I hope something can be salvaged from it.

I'm doing a Halloween themed week over @ my place which I think you'll like.

Larena said...

TRY PUTTING SOME HOT PEPPER SPICE IN THE GARGOYLE, MAYBE MOUSE WILL AVOID.
LITTLE MOUSE TAKES OUT LARGE GARGOYLE DRAGON..STORY @ 11 !
LOL

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