... where I have given up any dreams that I will finish the semester well, and now am concentrating on merely surviving.
... when I have realized that my brand-new class has lived up (?) to my usual bit of sardonic advice for good teaching: "Never teach a class for the first time."
...when I am spending too much money on restaurants because my fridge has been empty for a week and I am too worn out to go to the grocery store.
...when I wonder what I was thinking taking on as many commitments as I did, and patting myself on the back for saying "no" even a few times.
...when I eyeball yet one more grant application and wonder whether I can squeeze it in...?
...when I can't even think about the holidays, and am perversely glad that I don't live near family, because I so desperately, desperately need the entire Thanksgiving holiday to get caught up.
Yeah. It's that time.