I finally went to check my dates and match them up with my syllabus; I only have one day off, not the entire week. Thank dog I have that at least as I am so seriously behind on grading; I haven't gotten through all three comp classes' essays yet and already they have turned in a new response paper, with another one coming soon. And I get midterms for my Literary Stripey Class right before the break. I'm gonna have to use that weekend and extra day to haul ass on grading and then just prep the rest of the week like it was a normal weekend. Sigh.
Maybe I can actually clean some of my apartment on the day off. Another sigh. I will probably haul ass on grading all weekend and then haul ass on job applications on the free day. Grumble grumble grumble. This really is hard! I don't like being a responsible grownup; I want to go back to being a grad student. Or unemployed and delusional about what I should be doing during the day.
Dude, if I had some way of sending my grading back in a time machine to myself during the time I was sitting around worrying myself sick (literally!) and feeling like there was nothing to do but wait... oh, that would be so awesome. Unemployed self had lots of free time during the day and could just do maybe 5 essays a day, no big deal. And I could put my stacks of grading in the Time Machine and just close the door and prep class for a while and then *ding* open the door to find a nice hot stack of freshly graded essays.
Someone build that machine for me, would you? I gotta make a midterm.