Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Too Much and A Call to the Police
This week is officially the week from hell. This is the last week of the summer semester for my three courses. So I have reviews, office hours, crying students, finals and a police call.
A police call you say? Well I cannot go into it too much. But I had a very quiet and very nice little student break into the office and try to find a key. She literally crawled on the floor under the desk in search of it. Through luck an office aide happened to need to go to her desk at 9 pm that night to pick up something for her son that she had left on her desk. Needless to say there was surprise all around. Now this cute little student/burglar is facing criminal and academic charges. And since she was my kid I have to deal with it.
Needless to say I don't have the time.
This is also the first week of training for the new graduate students that will be my TAs. I need to train all of them and teach them how to teach. They also need to know the guidelines, all of the computer work and frankly I need to be sure they know Chemistry. They have two weeks to do a 15 week course and be prepared to teach it. I am doing all of the background work and micromanaging the hell out of it b/c frankly they don't have the time and I don't think they can do it all without help.
Oh and I am doing guest blogs, reviews, and working on my WIP. But that part I love. This is my therapy. Thank you to all who have guest blogged with me. I love you.
Oh and I think I am getting sick.
Why am I writing a blog rather than working? Because I have done all I can for Chemistry. I need to vent before I read but my hubby is also a graduate student and is working 14 hour days at the moment for a conference. I guess I just needed to vent for you.
Oh and I love comments and eat them like chocolate. Just saying.