25 March 2007

A Tale of Great Sorrow

I'm absolutely drowning in work. I'm putting in really long hours but the work keeps piling up, and I feel like I've spent the last few months doing nothing but making excuses to various people about why various things weren't done yet. I have classes. I have department chair responsibilities. We just completed a search in which we hired 3 people. I just revised (from scratch) next year's schedule. I'm writing a book, which has several deadlines lined up over the next couple months. We're completely revising our curriculum. I'm trying to line up a grant for our youth mentoring program. And then people keep calling with requests like, "Can you drive 45 minutes away in 2 weeks and give an hour-long presentation on forensic science to 4th through 6th grade Girl Scouts?"

On top of that, half our kitchen is rubble (with the other half to follow soon) and, while hubby is being Demolition Man, I'm keeping the Things and Ruthie busy and out of his way. The yard is covered in weeds and has become a Snail Sanctuary.

All of which means I'm getting little sleep and no time at all to knit.

Woe is me.


Leanne said...

Whew! That does sound exhausting. Sleep is important - if you get enough sleep you will have an easier time getting the other things there. Those are my words of wisdom for the day!

Kelly said...

My goodness you sure do have a lot on your plate. I hope things calm down for you soon, so you can carve out a littel time for yourself!