This past week was Spring Break at the university where I teach, but I went in to my office every day and worked very hard. I have so much on my plate -- too much, to be honest. Towards the end of the week, I was feeling tired and dismayed, because for all that effort, I'm still not caught up. So, I'm both not caught up and I'm tired.
As I woke up this morning, I thought, "even though I'm not caught up, I should take this as a sabbath day. I need rest."
But I feel guilty, because the work I didn't get to was to catch up on grading of student work. So, after doing my usual Sunday household chores, I fired up the ol' computer to collect student papers submitted online. But I discovered to my astonishment that my university's server seems to be down: utterly and completely down. I can access other web pages, but not those.
Is this a sign?
5 years ago