Today I need to read my students' material. I should also write, in theory, but am feeling highly unmotivated. We'll see. In general, I'm behind at the moment -- on writing, on Kriti, on the SLF, on small errands and tasks. I get anxious about falling more behind. It makes me grumpy, and unsettles my sleep.
I woke up this morning from a dream in which I was grading a student paper; the student had written a story about animals, and had for some bizarre student reason decided to bring various animals (lizards, snakes) in as part of the project. Since I was working in a small MFA program attached to a zoo, that seemed okay -- we added his animals to one of the cages and then started going over the story. But then we realized that the cage we'd picked didn't have a top, and one of his snakes was getting out, and he didn't seem to know whether it was poisonous or not. When I started telling one of the zoo administrators about it, he got quite annoyed with me. And then a huge spider/beetle creature -- bigger than my knee -- started scuttling across the floor towards me, climbing right up onto the couch where I was sitting, and I woke up, heart racing.