It's Monday, and already "that" time. Yes, still September, but I'm getting emails from students who are too sick to come to class. Now, normally, I figure so long as they get notes from someone, they're adults and they decide. But today was peer editing day, which means I have to arrange with three other students to contact that student, email essays, and so on. It happens pretty much every time, and it gets tiresome. And I don't know how to make it easier on me or them and still do the meaningful work peer editing can do. Grrr.
I accomplished a really good bit of work this weekend, and finished two painful committee tasks today (which aren't actually DUE until next week!). Totally unrelated to each other. Sometimes, I feel I'm driven in too many directions all at once: three classes (two new), four committees, one elected responsibility, advising, mentoring, researching, and more. But today, for the first time this semester, I feel like the week is under control, pretty much, like I can accomplish what I need to accomplish this week.
Time to actually make that happen and get on with the reading!