Yesterday we were hit by the blizzard that hit much of the U.S. Grades were also due yesterday (Wednesday). I had all of my essays graded and my grades entered for four of my five classes by the time I left work at 5:30 on Tuesday. However, I still had one whole set of compartive analysis essays (30) and one whole set of final reflective essays (30) to grade for my Advanced Writing class (a senior writing class). I was worried I was going to have to pull an all-nighter, something I haven't done since grad school and something I was seriously doubting I still have the stamina to pull off! The blizzard was knocking on our door, and I was hoping against hope that we would have a snow day so that I could finish my last batch of grading at a reasonable pace in the daylight hours. I went home on Tuesday, got some dinner with the darling husband (kids were at their dad's house and mom's house respectively) and started grading. School was cancelled by about 9:00 pm on Tuesday night for Wednesday. Hooray! I slowed down my pace, finished about fifteen comparative anlysis essays and went to bed.
This was my view onto the back deck and of the backyard on Wednesday morning.
The picture of the deck doesn't really give you a very good perspective of how MUCH snow we got. When the darling husband decided to go outside to dig us out of the blizzard I was able to get some better shots to show just how much snow there was. (The darling husband works out of a home office AND just got a brand new snowblower. He was very excited to go and try it out.)
This is our front path up to the front door.
By late afternoon on Wednesday I had graded all of the comparative anlaysis essays and made comments on them, graded all of the final reflective essays and portfolios and made comments on them, written each of my Advanced Writing students a personal note about their growth as writers over the course of the semester, entered and double-checked all of my grades and enterered comments for each of my 127 students. Whew! What a great feeling!