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Having taught a once-a-week anatomy lab for the last three semesters, I guess I got a little cocky in assuming that adding a three-times-a-week lecture on top of that wouldn't be horribly different. Boy, how WRONG I am. Here I've had the entire weekend to prep for the upcoming week's lectures, and I still haven't finished tomorrow's, I still need to START the book for this Thursday's book club (which, by the way, I picked, and therefore need to lead the discussion on), my room is a mess, there's a laundry pile spilling out of my closet, and don't even get me started on my dissertation. I woke up with a panicky feeling, as if I had just had a terrible nightmare, that I was not going to graduate because there are just not enough hours in the day to do all that I need to do and still have time to feed myself and bathe and occasionally sleep.
So what *did* I do this weekend?
I drove my friend and her family home from the hospital - because now, they are a family of three instead of two.
I soaked chickpeas overnight and made Orangette's butternut squash and chickpea salad.
I realized that my jar of tahini tastes absolutely terrible so the tahini dressing for the salad became an almond butter dressing.
I watched a baby sleep for two hours today and it seriously felt like 20 seconds.
I went to Rigolo for brunch and realized there was a reason that the last time I went, I decided I would never go again.
I learned that just merely outlining a 50-minute lecture takes about three hours. God, I hope at least one student is paying attention.
I looked at my pictures from Seattle and felt homesick, even though I've never lived there. Perhaps I was just missing the feeling of being at home with girls who will eat cake, frosting, and melted cheese for breakfast.
I went to the gym, because the lady at a salon in Korea told me my scalp is just like my mother's, and in order to avoid going completely bald from stress I need to drink more water and exercise more. Still working on both of those.
I outlined tomorrow's lecture. Did I mention that already? Yes, yes I did. Because that's pretty much ALL I have been doing when I haven't been sleeping (poorly), eating (quickly), or staring at the baby.
If only I were the type of person who could structure her time efficiently...