Sunday: -Sent Sister Edible Arrangements basket in hospital. -Took Child to dance rehearsal for a musical theater style number. -Did various chores such as laundry and groceries. -Read Cynthia Enloe's Seriously! Investigating Crashes and Crises as if Women Mattered. [Provocative title, huh? I had to have it.] -Wrote in diary. -Kept track of breaking situation at work: power went out for half of campus. Monday: -Work cancelled due to ongoing power problems. Wow. Very unexpected. -Did a 9 mile workout on the treadmill. -Took Child to dance. -Read a lot more Seriously! Tuesday: Problems are somewhat better, as more buildings are on generators, but it turns out several buildings are still not open. These include THE LIBRARY and THE GYM. Not great. 9, 9:20, 9:40--ENG 1101 appts. One person stands me up. Dude...we are compressing a 5 day workweek into 4. You won't get a second chance. 10:10--Flex session with career services. 11:30--Department meeting. 1--Hoped to have some re-scheduled student appts, but people can't do this time slot, HOWEVER, this turns out to be a good thing as I get asked to step in and help with the crisis management. Cancel all remaining flex sessions for the week, as we are running short on rooms with electricity. 2:30--Student appt. And then I handle some details related to the big lecture next week and write a letter of recommendation. Home. Dinner. Take Child to ballet. Finish reading Seriously! WEDNESDAY: 9, 9:20, 9:40, 10, 10:20, 10:40, 11--Appts for ENG 1101 and FYS. One student says he is totally unprepared, but would like to take my open slot on Friday. Dude. I have no open slots. If I did, I would fill them in. School was closed on Monday. He says that he thought I had a slot because he saw xxxx at one point on the schedule. Yes. That's when I shove some food in my mouth and go teach my upper level class. I manage to be pleasant about this, but I am wondering about the degree of entitlement here. (He also missed his appointment the previous week.) Lunch break. Cupcake food truck on the quad!!!!!! Go score some cupcakes. Never say there aren't some good things going on during this crisis. 12:40--20th C Brit Lit. Rushdie. 1:45, 2:05, 2:25--ENG 1101 appts. My next door neighbor has three colleagues standing in the door of his office and they are laughing and talking SUPER LOUDLY, which is not too cool given that I am with students. I love my colleagues, but do you need to be roaring with laughter in the middle of my appointments? 2:52--Race out to pick up Child. Transition. 4--Leave for dance. 4:30-9--Child's dance marathon. I put in 8 miles on treadmill. Shower. Start reading Ruth Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being.