Following the tradition of pranks on Halloween, I realized on Monday that I’d managed to trick myself when I added up the number of classes I was teaching this week and figured out that I was teaching 14 classes. That’s a bit too much! There’s no way I could teach that many classes if I was working with upper level undergraduate or graduate classes, but at this point in the semester I just need to take a few minutes to find some search examples and I’m prepared to teach a basic introduction to the library for freshmen. I taught 4 classes yesterday and 4 classes today. For the rest of the week, I’m teaching 2 classes every day. I can’t wait for this week to be over, because everything will start to taper off and I’ll start to have a more normal work schedule. At least I have some leftover halloween candy, so I can get bursts of energy from sugar.