Have I mentioned that I have 40 students this semester? This might not seem like much to someone like say MY HUSBAND who teaches 6 classes a semester and has 120 students. But for me, who is used to teaching ONE CLASS with 25 students, 40 is a big jump. See, I redesigned the upper-level criticism class I teach to be half online, half in-person. As a result, I can accommodate more students but still achieve the chummy discussion-like setting I enjoy. It's really cool and fun except that I am ALWAYS on the discussion board or grading something, and I still don't know everyone's names.
Today, I worked from home under a huge pile of grading and with crippling PMS. I have had PMS for days now, but today, it was so bad, I could not even make a decision about which shade of dark red nail polish to take with me to my pedicure appointment. I felt like my life was really rough even though Ben was on kid duty, and I worked a full day in my jammies then took a long, long walk, got my nails done, and went to the movies. I mean, seriously.
As has become our usual state of affairs, we have been busy as a one-armed paper hanger this week. Every week. Also, nobody uses that comparison anymore, huh?
Look who's NOT been busy.