I’m finding myself really glad I put a few of these away for a rainy day. Job applications, the thesis defense (and accompanying snake fight), and a metric ton of marking (including pickup marking for another class so I can eat this winter) have all been sapping my time. I’m getting anywhere between 15 minutes and 4 hours of sleep on my teaching days, and it’s slowly grinding me down to nothing. There are so many things I want to be doing, when I have the time and energy; I’m just hoping to get there. A recent visit to my doctor suggest I might actually be working myself to death if I keep this up over the long term.
But ukulele! Yay ukuleles! It’s impossible to be unhappy when a ukulele is involved. It’s like the banjo that way.