Tomorrow, August 12, we begin our fall term. It is coming WAY too soon.
I have at least 5 jobs at home that have barely been touched. These include home repair jobs and machinery jobs. I've just gotten a new laptop with Windows 8 and I'm not at all sure I'm ready to operate in a Windows 8 environment. I need another summer to catch up from all the things I didn't get done this summer because I was busy getting things done for the college.
But it's also coming on Too Much. My calendar for this week looks like a total disaster and I don't even have a chemo infusion. Blood draw, coffee, meeting, meeting, meeting. And if I have to have platelets (which I undoubtedly will) I'll be having to sandwich that into the endless round of stuff that has to get done before a week from Thursday. The Provost is determined to get a full week's work out of each of us.
Too little calm. That's the other side of looking at a calendar that scares me. I have too little of a residual supply of calm to carry me into the weeks ahead.
But - as always - ready or not, here we come.