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formerly_the_fiver
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« Reply #4875 on: November 29, 2012, 12:19:54 PM »

Socks. It's cold. Decision made. Now get to work.
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« Reply #4876 on: November 29, 2012, 12:48:37 PM »

I'm a rebel and went no socks. I even picked up my work and put it in a bag. Off to school I go.
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« Reply #4877 on: November 29, 2012, 3:25:12 PM »

How's it going?

Here's my day:

Mystery project - submit
Prep for tomorrow: Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5
Exercise
Emails
Teach
Watch kittens online (oh wait...)
Other stuff I'm blocking out

Carry on, all!
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« Reply #4878 on: November 29, 2012, 3:29:13 PM »

How's it going?

Carry on, all!

I am as prepped for the dissertation meeting as I'm going to get.
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« Reply #4879 on: November 29, 2012, 4:52:34 PM »

Good luck.

It took me 1.5 hours to do about 20 minutes of work.

Mystery project - submit
Prep for tomorrow: Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5
Exercise
Emails
Teach
Watch kittens online (oh wait...)
Other stuff I'm blocking out

Now a student may or may not come over the next half-hour. After that, I'm going to the gym, and then heading home. Ught.
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« Reply #4880 on: November 29, 2012, 5:22:17 PM »

One more pass through the coding and that is done. I have a new minor chapter 3 rewrite now that analysis is done, and the next step is to outline chapter 4.
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« Reply #4881 on: November 29, 2012, 5:36:48 PM »

Next 20 hours:

Deliver Bioette to girl scouts
Deliver Bioson to band concert
Sit in back of concert hall grading exams while listening to music.
Come home and prep lecture for tomorrows class
Finish grading exams and tabulate results. I really need to get these back to them!
Try to sleep? I won't try to stay up, but lying in bed is not the same as sleeping.
Teach 9 AM class
Finish prep w/o my computer (getting needed repair) for 1 PM class.
Give 1 PM lecture and return exams.

Can I do it? I have my doubts...... do I want to? Nope.
Here I go....
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« Reply #4882 on: November 29, 2012, 6:08:22 PM »

That sounds like a rough night, Bioteacher. Do you really have to do those exams?

Lohai0, good work on the coding.

Mystery project - submit
Prep for tomorrow: Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5
Exercise
Emails
Teach
Watch kittens online
Other stuff I'm blocking out

No new cross outs, sadly. Going to the gym.
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« Reply #4883 on: November 29, 2012, 6:17:45 PM »

Yes and no. I gave the exam the last Friday before Thanksgiving but warned students that I was not working on them during the break. I can push it back to Monday if needed, but....

Saturday is therapy session and a riding lesson
Sunday evening is family outing to LegoLand (already bought tickets).
I have to write 2 new exams to give midweek and a new lecture for Monday.
So if I don't get the exams done tonight... they have to be finished tomorrow night. 

Girl scouts was canceled... leader is sick. So now either Biodad gets home in time for me to go with Bioson alone or Bioette gets to go with me to the concert... and she really needs the crash time.

Whimper....
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« Reply #4884 on: November 29, 2012, 7:55:14 PM »

Oh. Well I hope you get it done tonight, then.

Mystery project - submit
Prep for tomorrow: Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5
Exercise
Emails
Teach
Watch kittens online
Other stuff I'm blocking out (that was tedious grading, still uncrossed out)

That's all I have the energy for. Thankfully last night's dinner was big enough for leftovers. Have a good night, all.
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« Reply #4885 on: November 29, 2012, 9:45:06 PM »

I am dreading being productive? Something? I need to write one page. One page. I have dragged my feet all day, but I AM going to do it now.
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« Reply #4886 on: November 29, 2012, 9:50:28 PM »

I am dreading being productive? Something? I need to write one page. One page. I have dragged my feet all day, but I AM going to do it now.

I need to write a page and a half for TTO, finish coding, and do some nice back stretching yoga. OTOH, a bubble bath, Dexter reruns, and finishing a quilt square sounds nicer.
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« Reply #4887 on: November 29, 2012, 10:12:53 PM »

I am dreading being productive? Something? I need to write one page. One page. I have dragged my feet all day, but I AM going to do it now.

I need to write a page and a half for TTO, finish coding, and do some nice back stretching yoga. OTOH, a bubble bath, Dexter reruns, and finishing a quilt square sounds nicer.

How's it going? I wrote 2/3 of a page, and now I'm going to  try and edit that into my existing section.
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« Reply #4888 on: November 29, 2012, 10:26:33 PM »

Concert was great. I got half of the last question on the exams done. It will take another hour to finish.. and then  I have to tally up scores and record them.
But I am stressed about lecture, too! I'm going to work until 10 and call it a night for sanity's sake.

Keep going, Lohai and MoodyMoodie. You can do it!
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« Reply #4889 on: November 29, 2012, 10:35:23 PM »

Okay. That's it for today. It's more than I did yesterday, so I suck slightly less, I guess. Stupid motivation.

Bioteacher, I hope you get enough done tonight to be able to rest well. Lohai, how's it going?
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