I woke up at 4 am without my alarm - there was just so much that I had to get done. I managed to get a bit of marking done before having to leave the house at 5:45 am to take my in-laws to the airport. At least that's one major distraction out of the way. It was nice having them here, but I think I was a bit to stressed out to fully enjoy them being here.
I was back at my desk by 7:45 and grading papers plus preparing my lessons for next week's substitute teacher. It's one thing when you go in and teach your own class - all the details etc. are in your head - it's something completely different when you have to write down all those details for someone else to follow. I do hope it goes smoothly.
I worked until around 11 am and then headed to the gym for RPM class. I wanted to get in my hour of cardio. I hadn't done RPM in quite a while. I've always found that the class helps me zone out a bit. It's not like Zumba or Body Combat where you really need to pay attention to all your moves. RPM relaxes me (that is, if you don't count being totally out of breath and drenched with sweat) :)
Back at home and at my desk. Still trying to prepare my lessons for work plus get through a few tasks that I have left in preparation for my defense. I definitely feel like I don't have enough time to get everything that I need to get done finished. I have started packing for my trip. The good thing about going to the university is that I'm going as a student - so jeans and casual tops are totally fine! I just have to choose something nice and comfortable to wear for my viva. Overall I'm trying to keep the packing light since I definitely want to fill up my bag with lots of shopping!
I'm dreading the weather - rainy and cold. I am glad, however, that a light-weather jacket that I bought from the GAP that stopped fitting me 2 years ago now fits so nicely! It's even a bit loose so it'll be great for layering up. Definitely an NSV for this week.