I am having such a hard time waking up. I guess I’m going to have to get out early and get a coke to drive to Jackson to meet Janie. Or I’ll go to sleep on the way. A full week and a half before I start teaching and I need to do better than this.
The earache turned out to be swimmer’s ear, so she got antibiotic drops for her ear this time. Hopefully that will be the end of it.
I got my syllabus done and now need to work on my tests. I have no idea what to do for them. I don’t want to write out long tests, and I don’t want to scantron. I’m thinking about giving them an essay topic and letting them write a 500-word essay about it and grading it like a composition paper. That would really be simple. But I’m not sure that’s allowed. I may ask the department head for a sample test and make my own to follow it.
My mood is holding up well even though I’m sleepy. I am going to meet one of my MFA friends for lunch today, see my counselor tomorrow and my psychiatrist the next day, then another MFA friend for lunch Thursday. So I have a nice busy week planned. Getting ready to give up a slow life for one a bit speedier. But we will see how it goes. If I have too much trouble managing a 8 a.m., then next year I’ll just ask for a 9 a.m. That won’t be hard.