Finally, a weekend! I have a stack of rough drafts to read and grade. Grading is quick, up to 4 points and I grade only on how complete the draft is. I try to make a comment or two for everyone. We’ll see if I manage when I get further into the stack. I have 39 drafts and if I spend 15 minutes with each one, I am looking at nearly 10 hours of work. Time that I just don’t have. Energy that I just don’t have!

I managed to keep the epsilon > 0 philosophy of exercise going today by getting out for a bike ride. It wasn’t very long, and it wasn’t very fast, but it was better than nothing.

I also made it to the pharmacy today. I had old medications to throw away, and, rather than putting them in the landfill or water supply, I took them to the pharmacy and their disposal program. Well, turns out if it is a controlled substance the pharmacy won’t take it. Something else got rejected too. So what am I supposed to do with them? Put them in cat litter or coffee grounds. Okay. Unfortunately, I don’t have a cat, and we don’t drink much coffee. I’ll figure something out. So much for environmentally-friendly disposal. Most were accepted, and at least I tried?

New Year New You

Several things I am working on:
1) Get back in some kind of an exercise grove. Lately, I’ve been having a whole lot of “don’t wanna.” And you know what? I don’t wanna. But I should.
2) Get to writing here and elsewhere regularly. It is good for me. Maybe a few people even read this.
3) Declutter, get rid of things, clean, simplify my life.

None things has to be fantastic, awesome, stupendous. Honestly, life would be better if they just got done. Period. Anything is better than nothing.

So. Anything is better than nothing.

I went for a walk today for about 15 minutes. Yesterday, I got out for a bike ride despite some inclement weather. Not a monster long ride (what I *think* I should be doing), but something.

I am writing right now. Maybe again soon?

I cleaned up one corner of the garage today, and threw some stuff away. We took the recycling in to the recycling center. The kitchen got scrubbed. Two loads of laundry got cleaned. A bicycle got repaired.

Tomorrow I will ride my bike to work. I will post here about my thoughts going in to a new semester. Maybe I’ll even clean or declutter something. But don’t hold your breath on me being three for three. I’ll be excited for two out of three.