… she lives in a house with a garden in bloom…

Name that toon/tune! That’s about how my evening went. Bruises are involved. Well, the chicken finally finished roasting. It was quite interesting, in a fairly good way. I love what the leeks from the stuffing did to the meat, and the stuffing turned out great, too! Impressive. I’ll never do stovetop stuffing again. Dinner, therefore, was a reasonable success, though very late. Which did not improve my already poor temper. I have a fairly long-burning fuse, but once it burns out, it’s wise to be… elsewhere.

I finished my grading. I finished the extra credit, filling in zeroes, and making sure I calculated everyone’s grade properly. I downloaded all grades and double checked. I assigned the students to their proper lecture instructor (if known) and prepared the email. I copied and pasted the information from excel to Novell webmail (ewww) for those who have weird Excel issues, and I fixed the spacing problems. I attached the file to the email.
THE CABLEMODEM WENT DOWN. Less than 15 seconds before I would have hit “send” and been done with it.
I lost it. Poor Ric could hear me clear down in the parking lot. A few walls and my bedroom door took some physical abuse. I honestly don’t know why there isn’t a hole in my door; I certainly punched it hard enough. I wanted to put a hole in it. At least I didn’t punch my computer monitor. I’m not normally violent! Just… very… very…stressed about getting those done.
Once the cablemodem was back up, Ric suggested the “try again” button, which seems to have worked. I’m trying to calm down still. It’s now done and SUBMITTED. Whew! Tomorrow, I deal with lecture. Tonight, I try to sleep, so I don’t actually go berserk tomorrow and seriously injure someone.

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