Every morning as I get out of bed, I remind myself that today is another new day. A new day brings new excitement, new commitments, and new work. I don’t mind the work. I actually love the classes that I have this semester, and I am not faring too poorly as far as grades go. I am looking forward to teaching as I have said several times before. I get observed on Monday and Wednesday of next week, so I am a bit nervous about that. I know I am a good teacher and I know that it will all go just fine, but it just sort of upsets my stomach to think about people I don’t know very well watching me teach. Anna, my mentor, seems to think I will be just fine and I hope she is right.
This weekend is jammed full of stuff. I have tons to read and two parties to go to. Sarah and Daniel are having a Halloween party, costumes and all, and Trish’s baby shower is Sunday. I am looking forward to going and seeing some of the faculty that I don’t know very well outside of class, but I am also a bit apprehensive about it as well. I always hate the petty small talk and those fucking games they make you play with baby bottles and crap!