I got in this morning at 7:45, a bit later than usual. And then I tried to handle a committee task I needed to handle, and before I knew it, it was 8:30, and I hadn't done the last minute centering and such that I usually do, or graded the last couple of papers in my pile.
When I finished class (where I was less than inspiring, alas), I graded the pile, responded to an issue about the committee task, ate a quick lunch, and then went off to my other classes. And then I spent some time talking to a student about class stuff, responding to some student email questions, and finishing some prep stuff for a class. My email got overloaded again, so I cleaned out a couple big pdf files.
I went to try to ask the admin assistant something a couple minutes ago, but she's long gone for the day because it's after 5pm.
It's like, there's time, but not. And now I'm going to go home and grade some more.
I'd like to think I accomplished something today, but it feels sort of like nothing I did really mattered (except the teaching, some of which was good).