I knew when I wrote my syllabi that the first weeks of October would be rough. All my classes have had papers due, and I’m trying to grade them as quick as I reasonably can — I hated waiting on grading as a student, so I long ago swore never to put my own students through interminable waits. The papers I picked up on Friday, thankfully, will get returned tomorrow. But the ones I picked up on Monday … not so much. Friday for those, maybe?
One way or another, I need to get my plate cleared by the weekend. It’s Parents’ Weekend hereabouts, which is always fun. Plus, I have some writing of my own I need to attend to, and dozens of stories to review for the latest Paper Golem project.