Looks as if this weekend’s festivities proved too much for my delicate constitution. I woke this morning sick 😦
Stuck in bed with only Mr. Ramses for company, I’m taking advantage of the imposed quiet time to catch up on all the work I’ve been ignoring the last few days.
8 (of 20) research papers remain to be graded for my Ancient Mesoamerica class. Final grades need calculating. I may spend some time with the book I received at our holiday party yesterday (“How Soccer Explains the World”). And, of course, progress on the second draft of ABSENT must be made.
While I’ve been actively pretending the papers in need of grading do not exist, I’ve made good strides on the novel draft. I’ve revised the first third of the book quite thoroughly and am generally really pleased with the results. I dive now into the treacherous, ever-shifting ground of the novel’s dreaded middle when the characters find themselves marooned in Ice Age Wyoming.
I’d best get done what I can today, as tomorrow looms the dreaded final exam in my World Prehistory class. I’ll then have 80 exams to grade and likely little time to write till they’re done. Then it’s off to Seattle for the holidays with family and then to the Napa Valley for a long overdue vacation with the hubs.
What are you up to as the days of December dwindle? How will you be spending the last minutes and hours of 2011?