Since last I wrote (whined), I have checked a bunch of things off of my to-do list, and I'm about to check off some more. Yippee! Maybe I was just in a cranky mood before because I was looking at all of my overwhelming work instead of doing it? I'll update this post when I've done a couple more things.
On an unrelated note, I'm going to try to finish Londonstani for RfP Wednesday - I'm totally enjoying it, and I'm about half-way through. Will Jas and Samira be able to get together? This is what I'm dying to find out. I so should have spent the day reading instead of taking care of business....
Things are, in fact, much improved. The syllabi are done (or as done as I am willing to make them) and I've put in requests to get them copied, as well as to get my first two assignments in the writing classes and all of the non-test assignments in the upper div. class copied. (Lest you hate me for having all writing assignments done for the upper-div. course, I always do a version of the same basic assignments in upper-div courses, so this isn't that great of an accomplishment, and I was only motivated to get it done because we're going to the library for instruction VERY early in the semester, and I think they need to know what kind of research I'll be asking for before they actually go to the library. You see.) At any rate, I've been VERY busy. Now I need to finish crapping this article together to submit to a thing (deadline today) that will probably reject it, and then I think I'll be ready to begin celebrating the end of my 31st year. All in all, this wasn't the worst year of my life or anything, but I'm kind of glad to see the backside of it, nonetheless. Will do a contemplative birthday post in the coming days, but I need to do some actual contemplating before I can do the post.
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