So how much more time until your summer begins (what ever it may be)??? What plans do you have?
Monday, April 21, 2008
No more slacking off
I've always preferred to overload the front part of my week, so that I can feel like the worst is over by mid-week. This semester is no exception. Monday afternoon has labs for my freshmen class, which I don't teach myself, but feel that I should be around and available to the students and my TA. Last week, there was no lab (after-exam break), the week before I was on doctor-ordered "rest", so this was the first Monday in a while that I actually put in my long day. It wasn't bad, either. I went to lunch with a few friends from work- we took a nice walk across campus in the sunny spring weather. I also got some research stuff done this afternoon and made some progress with my RA-replacement issue (we have a current applicant that may be a good fit). When I got home, I wasn't even that tired. Instead of collapsing on the couch, I did some cleaning before dinner! I just got finished playing a game with D and am now watching MSNBC with H. I'm feeling really good to have the end of the semester in sight- even though I have lots of grading to do before then. I hope to hit the ground running to get a couple of papers out this summer. I have one paper that should have gone out last summer and another new one that I need to write for a special issue. I say this every summer, but I REALLY don't want to squander this summer away. I don't have tenure pressure any more, but hope to be productive.