Monday: Day-long teaching conference thingie at which I’m speaking.
Tuesday: Day-long department meeting (also on the agenda for that).
Wednesday: Finalize Syllabi, get everything up and running in course management software, blah.
Thursday: My birthday! Though I don’t really have plans, and I kind of don’t care, in that this year the reason I’m excited for my birthday is just that I’m really ready to be done with being 38, which I have decided is a stupid age.
Friday: Convocation, and I can’t bail on it because it’s my 10-year anniversary. If I’m lucky, I might get an umbrella. But that might be too fancy for just 10 years… probably it will be something dumb like a linty fleece blanket. (Note to people who make such decisions: a gift card equaling the price of the commemorative shitty gift would really be much more delightful than the commemorative shitty gift.)
Saturday: A party at my friend S’s house!
I’ll admit, I’m overwhelmed just looking at the week ahead. And I’m really not ready for all the face-time. That said? I am ready to get back to a routine, and I can’t remember the last time I so looked forward to the semester starting.