So, the ESL teacher called me this morning and said "Hey, all of your guys are either sick or working, why don't you take the morning off?" I thanked him profusely and got off the phone. (I am slowly learning to say "yes" when people make offers like this.) With my bonus morning, I got over to campus and ran some errands (like the cashier's office and mailing books) that I'd been putting off, along with turning in my receipts from Southerns so I can get money. I got the last test that's been turned in so far graded, and tutored some stats, and came home and ate lunch and ran out of steam for a bit (being awake at 4am will do that.) I rewrote my introduction, and now I'm poking at my methods section, while my findings bubble around in the back of my brain. I made a big batch of meatballs - spaghetti and meatballs tonight, meatballs sandwiches on Wednesday,1 and the leftovers (if there are any) into the freezer. (They turned out really, really good too - more moist than normal. The only thing I can think of that I did differently than normal was to use more bread, which still had a little milk that hadn't been soaked up by the bread. I skipped the Worcestershire, and I flattened the meatballs a bit, after reading in a cookbook that it would keep the insides from drying out. It seems to have worked).
Overall, it's been a pretty nice day, and productive.
1. I want to get more consistent at making one meal and getting two out of it. I love cooking, but there is no reason not to save myself some work. So, the meatballs and sauce are already made, and we always have bread, which means that dinner on Wednesday night is just a matter of assembly and throwing together a salad or something. :)
Prep: next week is mostly done, the week after is started. I need to think of activities so that class isn't just me yapping all the time.
Desk: not perfect, but much better. I have horizontal surface area again. :)