We've come back "under contract" now, and so it's time to get ready for the new school year. We have two weeks til classes begin, so plenty of time. And not.
This is my last fall getting ready for classes. I thought I'd feel emotional, sad, teary, but not yet. I tend to be fairly emotional about some things like that, so I'm pretty sure it will hit at some point. But for now, it's not!
A couple of colleagues are asking for a special "take it easy on me" semester/year as far as service. On one level I'm sympathetic. On another level, I'm frustrated. We've lost several people to service in other areas, an interim chair of another department, an interim administrative post, and all of a sudden, we're really hurting for committee roles. And we need a senator.
Now to prepare for classes!