Yesterday was a wash -- all Jerry and I did was lay on the couch and watch TV. We watched a full disc of "Ugly Betty" and the movie "The Illusionist" and some of "Old School." I cleaned up the house from the party and that was about the extent of anything that got done (I swear, neither of us felt normal until about 5 pm yesterday); thus, I decided to take the day off work today in order to, well, work.
I had lots of papers that I'd brought home over the weekend, but hadn't gotten to any, and I really just needed a day at home -- without distractions -- to get caught up. So, I called early this morning and cancelled my two classes for the day. And I think it was a good decision. I got two classes worth of papers graded and half of one other class done. I also managed a few household chores (while also watching a long program on the History Channel on the Battle of Thermopylae), ran to Petco with Scooter to buy a new bag of dog food, and went for a 3 mile run.
It can be amazing how much work I can get done when not at work.
It feels good to be better caught up, and even though I had to cancel a day of classes, I had room for it in our schedule, so it won't be much to make up when I return to class. I wish we got "teacher planning days" or something like that in order to do exactly what I did today, but there's no such luck. Thankfully, I do get paid personal and sick days, so taking one is kind of like taking a "planning day" and I'm glad that it's 5 pm and I have not only my work done, but my run out of the way for the day. Now I can make dinner and settle in for a long evening of relaxing.