One of the many things I will NOT miss about my job... finals week is filled with stressed students, inane questions, high tensions, grading, the stress of wondering if your class will fail miserably and make you look like a bad instructor, etc etc.
I had such a strange day... I don't want to say "bad" day because in the end it wasn't terrible. But I slept through my alarm and woke up at 8:35 - 5 minutes AFTER I needed to be at work. Luckily I got there RIGHT at 9am as class was starting, but that left me 30 minutes behind on prep and set up for class. Then one of my students cell phones went off in class... I let it slide because they were in the middle of a final and even though I was supposed to send him home right away, I felt compassion. Then 5 minutes later it went off AGAIN!!! I told him he had to go home and he got angry and yelled that it wasn't his fault and that his phone was off and he didn't understand why it kept ringing... right. Whatever. Then I just couldn't regain my day... I felt so incredibly off kilter. The rest of the day was filled with minor annoyances - students asking questions that I have answered 10 times before, I realized I filed homeworks that I hadn't entered grades for yet (which creates so much confusion for me and messes up records), my arm ached all afternoon (I think I slept wrong), my throat is scratchy, etc etc. Ugh... I hate days like this because most of these things wouldn't bother me in the slightest except when all piled together it is just so much. Finally around 4pm everything seemed to regain itself and I realized that God is in control. I am now home and finishing up homework and getting ready for a new day tomorrow. A better day tomorrow.