Not sheepish, but individ-ewe-al (livredor) wrote,
Not sheepish, but individ-ewe-al
livredor

Mixed feelings

Things that are pleasing:
  1. I have given my two lectures with a degree of success. That was believe it or not the first opportunity I've had to give university-level lectures in my own professional subject. A good group, tiny (officially 6 people but not all of them show up), but really keen. That meant that the lectures were more or less large tutorials or small seminars, but I got lots of good and interesting questions. I'm generally proud of myself.

  2. This means I can now catch up on sleeeeeeeeeep and start attending to the rest of my life.

  3. I had lovely friends supporting me through the painful process of recovering from the worst deadline mismanagement I've ever committed. Thank you all so much, especially darcydodo and cartesiandaemon and rysmiel, for holding my hand and for refusing to accept that needing my hand held makes me pathetic and worthless.

  4. I am blessed with a particularly wonderful beau, who is very cuddly and fun to talk to.

  5. I have lovely, accomplished, enthusiastic bar mitzvah pupils, and generally an excellent Jewish community.

  6. I have booked flights to come to England for Pesach.

  7. Teeeeeeeeeeea

  1. The lectures were nothing like as good as they could have been. The first two thirds was reasonably decent, the last part was mostly bluffing. But at least I can manage the bluffing fairly well; the experience was a little like going into an exam you haven't specifically prepared for, but where you're confident you have enough general knowledge of the subject to manage acceptably.

  2. I was reduced to staying up most of Monday and Tuesday nights to get the lectures finished. Apart from the fact that I feel wrecked, it's also worrying that my time management has fallen apart so badly that I am procrastinating over something I love doing as much as I love teaching.

  3. I have been neglecting my friends except to complain at them briefly, and I miss people.

  4. I haven't even had time to talk to or correspond with my beau recently.

  5. There's the big showcase bar mitzvah coming up, with the visiting rabbi and all kinds of stuff that I am behind on organizing. And the community in general need so much of me they're all but drinking my blood.

  6. The flights are with evil Ryanair, and in spite of that, not even cheap, bah.

  7. The rest of my teaching responsibilities are such that I can't take time off at Pesach at all, I have to be back in Stockholm on Monday. So I'll miss Screwy's anarchist seder, and all the relaxed socializing I was hoping to do during the week of Pesach.

  8. It's only just over two weeks to Pesach! Aaaaaaaaaah!
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