I’m tired (ran 3 mi. today and lifted weights), a little depressed (not sure why), and the school work just keeps piling up higher and higher.
My strategy? I structured my classes (the ones that I’m teaching) so that I don’t really have a lot of class prep to do. For instance, tomorrow my students are workshopping their theses. That means all that I really had to do for tomorrow is make up the peer workshop sheet and not forget to bring some annotated bibliographies to class to grade while they work on their peer workshopping.
I am really glad that I don’t have anything left to do for tomorrow (except make copies of aforementioned peer workshop sheets), because I have a “microteaching” lesson to plan for tomorrow. I have yet to write the paper stating the theoretical background to my microteaching and the detailed lecture plan. Looks like it’s going to be another late night…
And that’s fine, because I have decided that I am not setting an alarm clock Wednesday morning. It is Thanksgiving break, and I have decided that I am actually going to take a break. Usually, if I “don’t have anything to do” (translation: no where to be specifically–like class–but plenty to do–like grading or my own homework), I set my alarm clock for some time relatively early (8 or 9). That way, I get up at a decent hour. But I decided that I deserve to sleep as long as I can Wednesday: I am starting to get sick, and the only way to fight it off is by sleeping! Wahoo! Something to look forward to!