And of course, being nauseated meant that I was in no shape to grade, so today is all-grading, all-day-long.
But despite that, I'm actually in a really good mood today. Maybe because my apartment is finally getting really clean again (in between papers) -- Karina is a bit messy, and it's just not worth trying hard to keep it totally clean while she's visiting; she needs a spot to dump her newspapers and her clothes. Also cooking for two (often three) made a lot more dishes. I still have two bags of garbage to take out.
And maybe I'm happy because the biotech papers this semester are a lot better than last semester. I *think* the students' writing is better than it was last semester at this point...and I *know* they're presenting much more balanced arguments on the subject than they did last semester. Partly that's 'cause more of them are upperclassmen, but I do think that partly it's 'cause I did a better job teaching the material, which is of course satisfying.
And maybe I'm just happy. :-)
I'm going to go make some mac and cheese, take out the garbage, get dressed and take a class's worth of grading to the bookstore for the evening, I think. There are a few too many distractions at home -- a class should take me about 3.5 hrs to grade, and the one I did earlier today took more like 5.5...but it is so nice having a clean sink. :-)
Hope everyone had a good weekend!