Feeling better tonight than last night, thanks to The Mysterious X and the boyfriend and the random ThinkGeek catalog that arrived in the mail today. Did you know that you can actually buy a blue canary to plug into the outlet by the light switch? Presumably it will watch over you. Have not decided what to do about last night's cranky-inducing email, but for now I will just focus on doing my actual job, i.e. teaching and dissertating.
Teaching right now just means grading, since my class is basically over. I graded two out of nine paper drafts today (and calculated various other grade totals, like presentations and discussions), hope to do four tomorrow and three on Saturday before sending out the grades. If all goes according to plan, I will be done with everything except final paper grades by noon on Saturday and can then focus on choosing readings to assign for next quarter. What about the dissertating, you ask? One of the readings I am assigning for next quarter (at the professor's request) is, in fact, the dissertation chapter I am currently working on. Way to multitask, me!
I should get to sleep, since tomorrow is my last early music concert of the quarter and I want to grade two papers before it happens. I'll see you all on the flip side.