Sorry things are so quiet here, folks.
This is that time of year that things get too crazy for me: I have 70-5 to7 page research papers, 70 hand-written 2 page essays, and 40-3 page essays to grade in the next week. Plus an 8 page final exam to administer on Wednesday. And the house is a huge mess, and V's home sick from school with a cold that makes her whiny and demanding (even more than usual) and I spent $1100 yesterday to fix my car, and Shaun works this weekend, which means lots of hours home alone with a sickly 4 year old and not much time to grade, and I actually really want to walk on the treadmill but it's too loud and upsets V, so I have to wait until her naptime, and I think I've pulled some sort of ligament in my foot, because it hurts a lot, and I still haven't sent Christmas cards, though they're mostly written on and addressed, and having spent $1100 on my car really cuts into my holiday shopping budget, and I can't think of anything good to get V's teachers and therapists for the holiday, anyway, and I caught my second plagiarist of the semester yesterday, and really I just want to take a nap.
See? Now you know where I've been. Hope your week is shinier than mine.