I’m in the final stage of marking university assignments for the year. It’s always a busy, scurry of a time – because as well as marking the final assignments, there is a lot of administrative ‘tidying up’ required to make sure all the submitted grades are correct and all students are accounted for. So, this year, on top of my library job – the pressure is feeling intense and immense and I am working pretty much every hour I’m awake at either one of my jobs or doing things for the children.
When it gets intense – I get even more reliant on my friends tea and coffee. Something about having a hot drink to sip really helps me tick along with my work. I alternate between coffee, black tea and herbal tea.
My poor family – during end of year marking, I always turn into a wild-eyed, over-caffeinated, feral beastie woman – incapable of thinking about anything but schedules and grade bell curves.
(That’s my friend Emma Barnes’s hand – I asked her to hand model for me because I liked the look of her text tattoo next to the blue and green of her coffee cup. Thanks, Emma-hand-model!)
Thank goodness of the mini-reprieve that a cup of tea or coffee brings, in the middle of the madness.
A little cup of ‘hang in there’.