Sunday, January 23, 2011

Back in the Swing

So I've been home for a week, trying to overcome jet-lag. I feel like I've been hit with the sleepy stick. Tuesday night, I was so painfully tired that it took everything I had to stay awake long enough to get kids in bed. I managed to get myself bed with lights out by 9:15 (I'm usually an 11:00pm kind of gal). Woke up the next morning at 7:30 still tired. But today I feel a little bit more normal. Hoorah.

Also started classes this past week, so that was a bit of a shock to the system, three days after returning from my lovely trip. But classes are good, and I am having a strange experience this semester. For the first time in my life, I do not have a comp class. I know. Weird, right? Makes things feel so light and care-free! I don't have to drag a bunch of unwilling students into the land of the RESEARCH PAPER.

The highlight of the week was a visit from Cousin Louise, otherwise known as The Thirty-Something Bride. We had time to wine-taste a little, eat good food, chat, hang out with family, and spend some time at a shop that had all kinds of vintage goodies for T30SB's DIY lovelies. Mostly, it was just great to spend time together.

Now, it's time to get my head back into the teaching world! And the student learning outcomes world! Oh, for the days of afternoon tea and research . . .

7 comments:

C. Troubadour said...

I imagined you were getting over jet lag this week! Hope today feels closer to normal for you in our time zone :). I never did adjust during any part of last month's holiday travel -- was on Seattle time while in Illinois, sort of getting to Illinois time once we got to New York, and then I promptly switched to Hawaii time when we returned to Seattle. Hmm.

Fie upon this quiet life! said...

Wow. A semester without comp? Lucky, lucky you!!

Hope you get back into the routine ASAP and feel well-rested soon!

The Steel Magnolia said...

How'd you manage no comp?! No, seriously--I need to know before the research papers come in! :P

Good Enough Woman said...

CT, I would love to be on Hawaii time in Hawaii! Hope you're settling in now, too.

Fie, Yes, very lucky! And would probably feel pretty rested today if the Boy hadn't woken up at 5:45am, crying because he's stressed about school.

Steel, It was a fluke, but it worked like this: 30% re-assigned time for being the SLO Coordinator, 9 units of Brit Lit and Intro to Lit (the latter of which still requires quite a bit of writing from the students), one session in in the writing center doing tutoring, and 3% banked time from a slight overload last semester. Voila!

baxie said...

When we *go* somewhere jet lag is a minor annoyance, but when we come back it's a nightmare. Best of luck!

Ink said...

LOL re: lightness due to noncompage. ;)

Glad you made it safely home and have such a nice trip!

loveskidlit said...

Ah well; the memories of the lovely afternoon teas at the library (and the library itself) can keep you warm as you slog into another semester. Hope it's a good one!