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I'm joining in with Amy and her Five on Friday. I read it every week, but do not partake usually.
1. I'm tired. Totally exhausted after only 8 days of the new school year. It is crazy. I have a backlog of 2016 things still to do - around 300 things to barcode. An auditor's report to finish (I need quiet to do this - there is no quiet at any time of the day, any day!). New student barcodes to print. Class after class. I talk to them; read a book; show new books. Teach students how to issue. While this happens, I could have up to another dozen students arriving to borrow books; teachers popping in needing things urgently; new staff needing to know stuff; books to scan; books to shelve; students to sort to shelve. This week has been so chaotic, I have had no time to scan returns or shelve or even students to shelve (if they have school work to do, they can't shelve)
So already I've a major backlog. It is crazy. It is chaotic. I'll call in re-inforcements next week to help in the form of friends. The new books just pile up with no time to do them, and with topic books needing to be bought, they are the priority.
2. This weekend will be university work. I'm tracking on, writing notes at lunch while chatting to students etc. And I'm hoping to finish knitting my top too.
3. I'm doing really well at not shopping or spending money on outings... it is miffing a few people too... a friend who sells stationery asked if I wanted to be taken off her customer base, as I hadn't bought anything for centuries nor shown much interest. I am interested. I am just trying to stop buying stuff that I just really just do n-o-t need.
4. We've a reunion and a birthday on the same weekend - I'm very precious with my weekends now and it gives me much less time to keep up with my uni work, of which there is no way I can fall behind in. Guilt if I don't go, but huge frustration for me having to go too. I'll know few at the reunion but am kinda expected to go. Does not help when I fall asleep after school from tiredness! I think I've also turned into a bit of a house hermit, which really does not bother me.
5. Teenagers are work!