I was originally going to write– briefly, since I do have things I need to do– about how I was about to break one of my new school year resolutions and comment on a batch of student essays. But then, when I went back and looked at my new school year resolutions entry at the end of August, I realized I am/I have broken resolutions. In fact, have I kept any?
- Take my own damn advice and at least “touch” the book project every work day. Ha! What book project? Okay, it’s not that bad, but I certainly need to reacquaint myself with that project one of these days, hopefully next week after this first wave of papers passes.
- Do not twist and turn my schedule too much just to attend a meeting, and do not go to my office on Tuesdays and Thursdays for any reason whatsoever. Actually, I’ve done pretty good at this one. I went to one meeting on a Thursday a couple weeks ago under protest, and I have a meeting of sorts on Tuesday. But since the meeting Tuesday is small and not in Pray-Harrold, I am not going to count that one.
- Get to the gym, get in better shape, lose some weight. Pretty good, up until this weekend. I’ve kind of been a bit more lazy about weights than I should be though.
- Take these things called “weekends.” I was able to do so until this weekend. But I collected the first essay projects for two sections of English 328, and while I realize that I don’t have a ton of students and these essays aren’t that long, it is taking me a lot longer than I had hoped to read them. And getting a cold and such threw me off on time/schedules/etc. during the week.
So here I am on a Sunday, about to start commenting on student essays. But don’t feel too bad for me. I’m still able to do this while sitting in my backyard on a shockingly beautiful October day.