A month ago, I envisoned next year having the opportunity to teach the much-requested late medieval survey for the first time in five years. And maybe, just maybe, I would not be teaching an overload (paid but still not attractive since I really should be writing for publication, you know). Maybe someone else would teach the graduate methods course!
Two days ago, I realized that the graduate methods overload was inevitable, but still hoped that maybe the medieval survey course was in my future.
Today, I realize that I’ll not only teach the overload, but I’ll teach the whole year, not just one term of western civ. And the medieval survey? Not going to happen.
Wait ’til I break it to the students. . . .