It has come to my attention that I have been a BAD blogger of late. So, in place of posting a witty statement about my stress level, I'm going to substitute a list of things I need to get done this week:
Prepare research presentation for today's faculty meeting
Re-read materials for tomorrow's classes
Plan for tomorrow's classes
Grade a shitload of papers before tomorrow's classes
Meet with a couple of students individually who are struggling in said classes
Finalize paperwork for the TWO search committees I'm chairing
Write a review of a book I haven't finished reading
Finish my multigenre manuscript and send it out to a journal (with fingers crossed)
Read and respond to a grad student's thesis
Make plane reservations for Christmas trip
Prepare presentations for NCTE (late November) and NRC (early December)
I could go on, but I've got some things to do . . .
All of this is not to have anyone feel sorry for me, but just to say that blogging has to take a low priority for the moment. I do love my job! More posts later . . .