Ryan woke me up at 8:00 tonight and gently suggested I go get in bed. For the night. At 8:00. I couldn't even make it through Nova.
Today was the first real day of lab, and blog material-wise, it did not disappoint.
First of all, the chair came in forty minutes before class and hastily explained a few corrections he had to the homework that was due that day. Then, while I was sitting there trying to make sense of what he said, two students came in and asked for help with THOSE VERY PROBLEMS.
It was then that the policy of skimming that has served me well through nine years of higher education was no longer acceptable.
We made it through, and I was really glad for their questions, because it really solidified my own understanding of the problems. That's when I decided to scrap taking up the homework first thing and planned to go over the offending problems as a class. Together. On the board. In all it's butt-wiggling glory.
And then class started and I described the quantity represented by the letter "V" as "velocity" at least six-hundred times before I said "OH NO! I've been saying 'velocity' haven't I?! Am sorry! Is VOLTAGE!" Ha ha HA BUT YOU ALREADY KNEW THAT!
And then crawled into a hole and wished I had some kind of endearing foreign accent. Things are funnier when said with an accent.
Also? I missed MISSED missed mah baybees.
And also? I missed the way I can mess up with them and sing "Old Mac Donald had a SCHOOL BUS!" and everyone dissolves into riotous laughter instead of staring at me like I'd just suggested we hire a stripper to do the next three lectures.
I was so grateful when they finally started the experiment because I KNEW how to do that. Like, "Bring on the electricity, bitches, I got this!" They are clever little undergrads. And very industrious. I didn't get to leave until 5:20! I had to work for five whole hours.
And I am exhausted. Like, WAH, right?
I was so happy to see Charlie's face pop up in the playroom window when I pushed the garage door opener. I was so happy to walk into my house, which smelled of veggie chili in the crock pot (Crockpots, like wives for wives!). I soaked up the details of the boys' afternoon from my dad (they went to the playground and played with their friends from the old nabe, Wes took a nap).
I have no way to close this except to say today was kind of "meh" and I am looking forward to getting into a new routine. Preferably one that does not require OSHA's involvement due to the size of my laundry pile. And falling asleep before eight.