Today was the first long Monday of teaching (as in having to wake up at six and not finishing until around twelve hours after I started) since the week before Memorial Day, and it hit me like the proverbial ton o' bricks. Dragging the whole day, I was. (And talking like Yoda, I am.)
But it's good to finally get the first five-day week of school underway. I have a lot to do this semester, and I'll actually get more of it done when I'm pushed ahead by the momentum of what I've already done on a given day. Busy begets busy. The best and worst thing about summer is the off-and-on nature of my teaching, as I tend to lose that momentum during the constant breaks that I have during the day. Having a lot on my plate keeps me more focused than when things happen more sporadically.
Still, today was really long, and I was pretty exhausted when the teaching day was done. But after a little food in me (nine hours is a long time to go between lunch and dinner), I'm ready for the next step. That's right--the day's not over at 9 p.m., but what's left is an "elective"--I'm going to see one of my colleagues perform tonight, and I'll probably write about it tomorrow.
I hope your week is productive and eventful as well.