I have been in denial the last month, refusing to believe that my summer is over. But this morning as I walked the dog, the red leaves made it abundantly clear that it is indeed fall. Argh. I am so...not...ready. Most of my summer goals have been accomplished, but all the little things: letters of recommendation, 2 pg descriptions of research, newsletter that I edit, these are not done, and I feel the crushing weight of the academic year and wonder if I will ever again see the light of day.
The last few nights have not been pleasant. DH is still out of town so in addition to all my normal chores, I am doing his too. I totally punted on my class and had to spend much of each evening getting ready for teaching. Now, I have a few people "yelling" at me for things I promised last week...but just didn't get too. Ah yes. The school year as I remember it has arrived. Let's just hope that the enthusiasm of a new crop of students carries me through. Actually let's just hope that I can recruit some new students to the myriad of open positions that I have.And, let's hope that the leaves stay green as long as possible.