The bulk of the insanity is over, however, and I can be more paced over the next week.
This week? Not too bad: over 100 MLK essays read, judged, and awarded, 1,000 Poems for Peace celebrated through the English department, a MLK march, and a conference for 80+ middle school youth. Supervising student teachers and teaching courses was the fun stuff I did on the side, along with collaborating with high school teachers in science, ESL, and English.
The heater, too, is now fixed. Ball bearings! That was the issue.
All week - with all the work - I kept laughing. I know people thought I was insane (a jolly middle-aged Buddha), but laughter is the creative way I cope with stress when it is a wee bit over the top.