In the middle of the semester, I usually have about one month that just feels swamped with work, and in the spring term, that month is March. So, for the past 3-4 weeks, I feel like I've been inundated with work that needs to be graded, and this means bringing papers home to read in the evenings and on the weekends.
But now, I'm entering a short 2-3 week period of respite, and I'm all caught up with the grading I had, and I can't tell you how good it feels knowing that this weekend I won't have to lug home a briefcase full of essays. (I have to enjoy this break now though because in less than a month I'll receive a flood of papers at the end of the term and then I'll be absolutely drowning in work for about a week and a half. Then the term will blessedly be finished.)
Anyway, by being caught up with work, I'm hoping to catch up on some other things this weekend. My sister in law and her family depart today, so I should be able to catch up with a few household chores that are always the result of hosting company for a few days, and what I'm most eager to catch up on? Running.
I haven't run in a week, so I hope that this evening I can kick off the weekend with a nice run to get me back to it.