Today felt like I was just running and running in place.
At about 8am, I started in on a project, which absolutely has to be done tomorrow.
I started in, and then a colleague stopped by and chatted about some concerns.
And then I restarted, and another colleague stopped by to talk about something for tomorrow, and promised to send an email about 3pm.
Then I restarted, and another colleague stopped by to chat about some concerns. I invited the colleague to go out to lunch (it so happened that I had a couple of free meals from customer cards because I buy food at this place often).
I got back, restarted, and then a student came in semi-panicked. So we figured hir stuff out.
And then I restarted.
Then I got the promised email, and thought, oh, it's after 3pm! I should check the time!
So I did, and realized it was after 4:30, and I was supposed to be at a meeting at 4. Oops. I went over, and went in, because the meeting was going long. I was able to get the handouts and apologized to the deanling (it was sincere, because this is a good, helpful deanling).
I finished most of the project before I left. I still have to make a bunch of special copies, but it shouldn't take too long in the morning.
Hamster wheel, I tell you!