I didn’t realize it was fall until today. I have no idea what’s wrong with my powers of observation. I mean, I can see the leaves turn, the light has gotten that clear crisp look, and the weather has gotten colder. I have noticed that, but I forgot what date fall started. I also forgot my sister’s birthday, which is the same day, so it’s clearly systemic. (Thank you, facebook, for saving my ass on that one.)
The fall semester has started, and with it, my second job. I have less time to edit, less time to post, but I’m not complaining. It also means that I get out of the house more regularly and carry on conversations with someone other than my cat. One of my coworkers asked me if I was done with my book. I’m afraid I laughed in her face.
Academia is making both DP and me cranky. We’re watching opportunities disappear in front of us or we are being asked to work more without compensation. We are watching our institutes of higher learning put the faculty and the academic interests of the students lower and lower on their list of priorities.
What is throwing you out of whack?