I'm feeling utterly overwhelmed and blue.
I'm so tired of people scheduling stuff and my having to do it because it's part of the job. (And yes, I know, my stuff isn't as important as the scheduling stuff, and it's really, really hard to figure out a schedule that will accomodate all these people. Did I mention I'm blue?)
I'm especially overwhelmed by my Chaucer class. I think it's a couple of things. First, it's the second class, back to back, in the morning. So I don't feel fresh going in, and I really need to prep a long time the day before so that the stuff will all feel fresh again. The first class is comp, and I'm just not excited to be teaching this course. It takes more than its share of my mental energy without providing anything like enough sense of reward.
And it's been well over a year since I've taught Chaucer. And I think I either have to teach it pretty much every year or not. But I love teaching Chaucer and don't want to give it up. Except it's got to get better or I won't love it any more. (This was only the second day of the class, so surely, surely it will get better, right?)
I'm just going to go whine in the corner.