Well, no, not really. And it's Sunday afternoon at the moment. I'm "killing time" before my next online office hour.
I haven't been blogging much because I'VE BEEN WORKING! Yes, working. I'm trying to remember everything I've done since Thursday night, but I have to look at my list of "Things to Do" because my memory is shot.
I read a set of essays for my online 226 class, first drafts of their first essay; I've graded a set of writing assignments for my 115 online class and a forum that closed yesterday. I've read two sets of blogs for my 226 classes, and I've been monitoring the online classes' critiques. I wrote a lecture to introduce the poetry module for my online 115, and I created a podcast for said lecture. I've been making out midterms and updating my Moodle course sites, too.
Oh, and I mowed the grass this morning after I raked up some of the fallen branches. Managed to stall out the mower once, when I suddenly realized I hadn't picked up the water hoses and sprinklers. Yikes! I almost ruined my great watering system.
When I look at the list, it doesn't look like much, but then I realized that each of those tasks is labor- and/or brain-intensive. No wonder I'm so tired right now. I'd take a nap, but that would probably ruin my sleep tonight, and I need to get up early to go in to the college for a meeting. I have three meetings scheduled in the next two weeks, all of them are at 11am on a Monday or Wednesday. I usually don't need to be at school until 12:30pm, but, because of the meetings, I have to leave my house around 9:30am. Ick. That means I have to get up early on M/W, and I usually sleep until maybe 8 or 9am those days. Getting substantive work done in my office is nearly impossible because students and colleagues drop by to talk, the phone rings--just pick something.
And my brother came in from Durango this weekend, so I'll need to drop in at my mom's to visit. I don't mind this; it's just I wish I could grade papers while I'm driving.