I have not done any of my grading, mountains of which came at me last week. And tomorrow I get another set of papers. This is not good.
But I cannot make myself grade. (Lest you all think I'm some crazily productive and organized person, which might be the way I've been coming off lately.)
I think I'm giving myself permission not to grade. I think that's the only thing for it. I can grade this weekend. And dude, 2 weeks is the industry standard for getting things back, and I'm only at one week in two sections and a week and a half in another. And I feel like even 3 weeks is moderately reasonable, depending on the circumstances. So really, I'm not a bad person for not grading.
(Incidentally, I've been exhausted for the past two days. It's been all I can do just to prep - grading just seems too overwhelming and daunting a task even to begin. I suspect this is some sort of after-effect related to the book manuscript. I've decided that I should go with it rather than fight it.)
What is sad is that all I really want to do is not to do anything related to school and to just spend about 5 days cleaning my house. Sadly, this just can't happen. I did take out the trash and run the dishwasher today, though, which I suppose is something. Also made delicious pasta for dinner (with homemade puttanesca-ish sauce) and so at least I'm eating decently for a change. This, to me, seems like I'm heading in a positive direction, even if I'm not doing my grading.
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