I am minutes away from beginning the third stretch of my Fall 09 Grading Challenge Extravaganza, wherein I behave like a logical person and divide my grading up and eschew past practices involving grading marathons (two papers, an exam, and a final grade all in one sitting? Bring it on!) and mass consumption of gummi worms to accomplish the latter. In a way, I'd rather do the marathon, both for the pain of charging through and the glory of reaching the finish line. However, this new way is probably best for all parties involved.
I am looking forward to a lighter work load next week, and some writing, at long last. I've been pretty much sequestered this week due to grading.
I've noticed that I haven't been setting too many goals for myself, aside from the 3 poems before 2010 and the Grading Challenge Extravaganza. I'm not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. I wish I set some arbitrary (read: easy) goals once in a while. Maybe I will get to that when the grading is done.
Anyone out there particularly pro (or anti) goal-setting? I need to post this in order to meet my goal of beginning grading at 9 am. Thirty seconds left...