I slept better and therefore feel better. I started grading this morning and plan to come back to it once I finish this blog. Such a slog through the papers, though. It takes about fifteen minutes to grade each one and with sixteen students, that’s a little over three hours worth of grading total. So that’s no fun. But it must be done and I can’t guarantee my mood will be better later on, so I will work today.
I go see the dietician today at one o’clock for more weigh-in and hopefully more advice on cutting back or on exercising. I’ve started pacing around whenever I’m on the phone to increase my mobility somewhat and will probably start walking outside a little every day once school is out. I know I’ve lost weight in that I am wearing a dress today that used to be very tight and now is only slightly tight. Still have a long way to go however.
I know I try to stay positive on here, but I am really struggling right now. I have papers to work on and am running out of time to put them off until I feel good enough to write them. Four more assignments for Memoirs and two more for Drama. I am really feeling overwhelmed and nervy about them. We will have to see what happens–I just hope I can get it all finished before May 8. I have to, since I give a final on May 8 and turn the grades in the next morning. Lethal amounts of stress if I don’t finish all the papers before that.
I am so very glad I took Memoirs, but I am glad I don’t have to take two classes at once again during my time to finish. I will go to residency this summer, then two more classes (one fall and one spring), then thesis. Somewhere I need to get one more hour of residency–possibly the fall one while I am working on thesis–then I will be done for sure.
Well, let’s get back to the papers. Hope everyone has a good rest of the week.