TUESDAY: The AM featured an undignified argument between me and Child about a pair of shoes she has lost and done an inadequate job looking for that did not showcase either of us at our finest. (Child claimed very insistently that she had not moved them from the shoe place by the front door, that someone else must have done so or they must have been stolen. Yes, Child, that's a plausible theory. There are computers and tvs and I-Phones and jewelry and credit cards in the house, but someone stole a pair of children's size 4 shoes. I lost my temper.) (But I also found the dang shoes.) Stop at gas station on way to school. 9-11--Office hours. Fairly peaceful. A couple late papers came in. I also confirmed my suspicion that a relative of one of my students just gave a substantial gift to the college for library renovations. File that piece of info. 11:25--Faculty meeting. Start to feel unwell just as it is getting started, and then start to think how horrible it will be if I pass out in front of everyone, which probably does NOT make things better...because I do think there's a psychological element to this. Scurry off to find another pack of peanut M&Ms. Continue to feel pretty blech for awhile...but manage to make it through the meeting and feel somewhat better by the end. I even ask a question during the Q+A on copyright as it pertains to higher education. 1--Back in office, feeling better. 1:30--Grocery store. We were down to 1/8" of milk and it is supposed to snow on Wednesday, so the grocery store will be a madhouse by 5 PM. Unload groceries, sit for a few minutes, go get Child from school. 3:15--Nap! 4--Get Child ready for dance. E-mail comes through: no school tomorrow. I have to admit, I'm happy. I think I need another day of rest. 4:35--Take Child to dance. 5:15ish--Take Self to Panera. Have dinner. Recharge my dead cellphone and, apparently, myself. Feel good for the first time since before the faculty meeting. Read Will Smith's Umbrella and wrote in diary. 9--Home. Child to bed. 11--Me to bed.