Don’t Worry; Have a Moon Pie

Day 52: Let the good times roll!

(iPhone photo #52 in my 2012 365+1 project)

This has been a stressful day. I worked hard all day, but I only managed to do about 1/3 of the work I needed to do. That’s just the way it is. If you work too hard on one thing, everything else falls apart. I worked very hard on grading today. I made inroads upon inroads. I just couldn’t turn off everything else that needed my attention while I accomplished this great feat. I had to ignore it all and let it spin out of control instead. There was nothing else I could do. I had to grade.

I’ve basically been grading and grading and grading for days. I can’t remember when I wasn’t grading. My eyes are crossed from all the staring, and my legs are cramped from all the sitting, but the grading must go on.

When I think about all of the things that need my attention that cannot be done if my grading is done, I want to sit down and cry. I probably will sit down and cry. It just won’t do any good.

The only thing left to do is to have a Moon Pie and go to bed, hoping for uncrossed eyes and calm nerves tomorrow. I don’t know whose idea the Moon Pies were. Someone left them in my department for the instructors today. Someone must have known it was a stressful day. And what’s better for a stressful day than a Moon Pie? Who can look at a Moon Pie without smiling?

Of course, you really should walk about a mile and a half for every miniature Moon Pie consumed, but who has time to think about that?