What is left: 316 syllabus and tweak Moodle site, 202 syllabus and both of its websites, arborist, door-maker, Gary, vita, two bureaucratic documents (teaching and administration), student papers. New next week: 462 lecture Monday, contact LASA people Monday, restart article writing Tuesday.
What I learned: do it with health and love and without pressure, and do not take on any new service or recreation undertaken out of duty. (I turned down two individual study proposals last week, which was very good.)
Resolve a textbook issue for Spanish 202 and make sure I have the draft syllabus available to me on the office computer as well as the home one. Write the first lecture for Spanish 462. Work on LASA this evening. Research got killed today and it is a problem since I am on deadline. Also, I did not get to work out, and I need to get my nails done. And all my brilliant work on Spanish 462 is going to go to naught for unbloggable reasons. The meaning of it all: “a los estudiantes dales tu talento, pero no tu brillantez” (as someone told me once long ago).
Work on LASA even though the syllabi need more work. Finish the syllabus for Spanish 202. The websites, all of them, for Spanish 202 need real work and the 316 iLRN website has to be set up still. I will remember these things and work on them as I work on the paper syllabi. I will keep working on LASA in the evening. (This really needs to be done.) Monday’s research happened, but otherwise all I did was teach. I am behind.
I will finish the syllabus for Spanish 316
and finish the LASA thing, I really hope (if I have not done so already). I will make sure the 202 syllabus and websites are finished. I will chase down an arborist and my door-maker. I started the syllabus for Spanish 316 and did other work and home related things, but did not accomplish all of this by a long shot. I also got up late and only spent five hours in the office. I am further behind.
I will teach, and work out between classes. I will finish anything from above that is not finished so far. All I did was teach.
There is someone in L.A. I must call. I must finish work on my vita and two bureaucratic documents, and on student papers I have not finished commenting upon. These things need to be done SOON.
I am depressed because I am so behind. But now I am elated because I crossed some things off — and I have two weekend days in which to cross off more.
Write the second lecture for Spanish 462.