So it turns out that classes don’t begin tomorrow. They begin next week. I should have read my own syllabus more attentively.
A colleague saw my frenetic emailing about “tomorrow’s classes” and called me to put me out of my misery and remind me that there are no classes tomorrow.
This is truly a Christmas miracle. I’ve been moaning about how great it would be to have at least a week of an actual holiday (which for me means being at home alone with my research), and now I have that week. I must be dreaming!
Merry Orthodox Christmas! And by the way, it’s clear that our Christmas actually works. What has yours done for you, huh? Just saying.