Did I say I'm slightly less grumpy about science fair since two of my students took first and second place at the district science fair? Only slightly, but still - they made me look good.
I finished grading, entering, sorting, and stacking all the science-fair related materials at about 2:30 this afternoon. I'm trying to tote up the number of hours it took: 3 hours Friday at school and then 5 hours at home and then 2 hours Saturday morning and a marathon 8 and a half hours Saturday night and then another 3 and a half today... that makes 22 hours, right?
Thank God we have a 3-day weekend.
I am so very appreciative of how quickly I can read, how consistent my snap judgments are, and how good my addition and subtraction skills up to 100 are. I can't imagine getting through that amount grading if I were any slower. Plus, my organizational skills came to play: I put together a one-sheet listing of all my students so I wouldn't have to be rifling through stacks of paper while I was grading their display boards. Brilliant, and a great snapshot of who-did-what.
I haven't taken any ibuprofen today and I don't feel too bad. I'm hopeful that my flare is subsiding now that huge stress is in the past.
Head MRI tomorrow morning, and then basically nothing, so I can get caught up on my homework and my sleep. Glorious!