Saturday, October 25, 2008

Believe it or don't...

I actually had one day when I didn't have to grade papers!  So, what did I do?  I wrote lectures and recorded podcasts.  Sounds like fun, huh?

The day was gorgeous, and I was inside.  What was I thinking?  Today, however, is also beautiful, and I have three + sets of papers.  But, you know what?  I'm going outside for a while anyway.  The papers will wait--the grass won't.  I need to mow one more time before the cold weather comes.  I think the temp is going to 37 or something on Monday night.  Winter all ready?  That was fast.  That probably means we're in for a cold one.

I slept until 10:30am on Friday, but I didn't go to bed until 2am, so I think that's not too late.  On the weekends, I get my times screwed up, and have to adjust when Monday comes.  Next semester, though, if all goes well, I'll only be teaching on campus on Mondays and Wednesdays, and my first class doesn't begin until noon.  But that means I'll probably need to be on campus by 10am, since I can't count common hour as an office hour (which I think is stupid, but I'm not "the boss").  I'll have more time for my online classes, which, sadly, I don't this semester.  I'm usually all over them, but I've had too many other tasks that needed my attention. 

Podcasting, which I've just started doing, is fun, but requires time and energy.  The good thing is that I've got the podcasts done, and I can use them next semester for my class, since they aren't dated.  I still need to record podcasts for all of the drama sections, but those will be forthcoming.

I heard the dryer buzz, so I need to fold clothes.  I'll go out for a while, then jump right on those papers.  Sigh... Thanksgiving is right around the corner--I think a trip to Austin is in order.


Mary-Katherine said...

Hey Ms. Smith! I was thinking about you earlier today and thought I'd check in with you. I love that you've started podcasting. I have been using the iTunes U to supplement some of my classes. Unfortunately, none of my classes involve English, so I haven't come across your lectures. I am glad to read that you are doing well, although busy!

dotsmom said...

Hi, Mary-Katherine! How are you doing?

I'm sure you're busy too!

Sara Michelle said...

I will definitly be in Engl 215 next semester at 12:15. Yay! I really do enjoy your class. Your calss is the only class I haven't missed once. Winter did come extremely fast. I hope it's a cold one. I don't understand what podcasting is. I guess I need to google it. Everyone's doing it now. I probably need to catch up.