So this post actually is not about my surgery on Monday. I’m not so worried about that. Been there, done that–it hurts but then it gets better (and B and Mustang will be here to spoil me). No, the title refers to my class schedule and teaching load this semester.
I somehow thought it would be a good plan to teach the two Friday sections, which are back to back 10-12 and 12-2. What was I thinking?!? Not only will I be teaching two sections in a row (Pa Torg, you can tell me how dumb this was if you like), but they’re on FRIDAY! I mean, I might be considered interesting and amusing on Tuesday mornings at 8am, or Wednesdays from 2-4, but there is no WAY a bunch of undergrads are going to be focused and attentive by 2pm on Friday.
B thinks that I will manage to keep at least the boys interested. I might have to brush off my skirt collection to make sure he’s right.
I also thought it would be a good thing to take 4 classes. Two research seminars (on urbanization with Rome and monasticism with Maverick), a proseminar on medieval stuff, and a medieval Latin class. The problem is, they are all so good (and required), so I can’t drop any of them! I am going to have to be an organizational and deadline fiend this term. Uh-oh…