Close Calls and Unpredictability

There’s been a lot of drama in my personal life right now and it is taking up a lot more time and bandwidth than I am happy about. I am tired, stressed, angry and sad which is a lot of things to be all at once and it is starting to creep into my schoolwork which makes me more stressed, tired and angry.

We had two short stories that we had to read for my first class and we have a quiz on what we read each and every class. With everything going on – I messed up and misread the assignment. I read a different Mark Twain story than I was supposed to.  Fortunately, I got to class a little early and in talking to my neighbor about the assignment realized my mistake. The story I was SUPPOSED to read (“The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County“) was fairly short (only a couple of pages) and I am a fast reader so I was able to get through it in the five minutes that I had between realizing the problem and the professor coming in and starting class. We had our quiz and I was able to answer all the questions so I dodged a bullet there.

Also, I was scheduled to take a midterm in my second class today and to give a presentation on Monday. After dealing with the latest in the unfolding drama of my life, I had less time than I wanted to study for the exam so I stayed up really late to get it done after things here had calmed down a bit. I am exhausted and came very close to oversleeping and missing class #1 but if I had a midterm to get through today, it had to be done. Turns out, class was cancelled and I DIDN’T have a midterm. No news yet on how this will impact the schedule (and hence my presentation). The professor has mentioned that he was called for jury duty and may have to serve for multiple days, missing multiple classes. If that was the reason behind today’s cancellation, we might be looking at a major revision to our schedule or everything may be shifted back one or two days and life will continue as usual. I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, it is good that we have extra time and I only wish I had known last night so I could have gotten some sleep. On the other hand, so much is going on right now that the only way I am keeping on top of things is by careful time management. I am not completely comfortable not knowing when things are going to be coming at me. *sigh* Of course, I plan on finishing my presentation so that it is ready by its due date just in case but I will be happier when I have some concrete information about my schedule and workload.


About Ciarrai

Hi. My name is Kerry but here online I tend to go by the Gaelic version of my name, Ciarrai. I am a woman in my mid-30's who lives on Long Island, NY, with my husband, Rob, several guitars, a Nikon D40, more yarn, beads and books than I care to admit to and a cat who has a million nicknames and quite a few theme songs. I have a B.A. in Psychology and have recently returned to college to pursue a teaching degree so that I can eventually get a job as a High School English teacher. In addition to my major obsessions (Reading, Beading, Knitting, Music and Photography), I also enjoy playing Board Games, going to Renaissance Faires, Museums and Broadway Musicals.
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