6:43 Wake up sneezing and decide it's no use trying to sleep for 15 more minutes
6:47 Read email/facebook/etc.
7:08 Wake up D
7:09 Come back downstairs to make coffee and D's lunch
7:30 Eat breakfast with D (note: it is STILL dark outside at this time)
7:45 Go back to facebook/email procrastination while D finishes getting ready for school
8:20 Go to the bus stop with D
8:25 Walk back to the house talking with neighbors about how we are all socialists (according to the Republican party)
8:30 Unload the dishwasher, sweep the kitchen, etc.
9:00 Start making to-do list and sorting through forgotten grading in my backpack
9:35 Furnace guy shows up to do maintenance on our furnace
9:45 Continue thinking about work I need to do and making lists
10:10 Furnace guy leaves & I call back friend from work
10:28 I start this blog post
So, I've been up for almost three hours and the only thing I have to show for it is D's lunch, a pot of coffee, and a clean kitchen. What I need to do today is a whole bunch of grading, some work for a collaborative paper, class planning, figure out what my RA can do since s/he seems pretty much inept at the type of work I really need him/her to do, preview a class video, work on a paper review that was due last Saturday, etc. I think I'll tackle one grading task first. I'll check back in with updates...
10:35 Start grading!!
11:05 Finished first grading task and entered grades
11:10 On to the next set of papers...
11:42 Last set done!
11:43 Deciding whether it's time for lunch break or press on with last set for this class...
12:04 Grading done for that class. Time for a lunch break...
1:23 Holy crap! How did it get so late?? I think have fallen into a time warp, because I have no clue how that much time when by. I showered, ate lunch, cleaned up and just sat down to check email... I guess I better get back to work!
3:15 I finished another item on my to-do list and am now going to preview a video before D gets home.