We had such good news this morning! Dear Husband starts work in the registrar's office tomorrow, and it is such an answer to prayer. My classes all got to get extra credit for showing up today--I'm that happy! (They also the Come-to-Jesus talk, but that's entirely different.)
In the meantime, Canvas was down this morning, so I've had to lengthen the deadline for their papers to be in--when I'm having conferences with them starting Thursday! I'm getting ready to be inundated with papers to read and give feedback on.
The book buyers are driving me crazy. If I didn't think it would be incredibly rude to put a sign on my door that says "No book buyers," I would.
I've also decided to devote 15 minutes of each work day to writing for my own research. I've been reading a book about academic progress and writing for journals, and the one thing that I've always seen in common with really productive academics has been the ability to write every single day and to protect that writing time jealously.
I have a lot of things to do, as far as grading, lesson planning, etc., but even 15 minutes a day is something doable, and it's not taking so much time out of my day that I feel guilty about using it. So we'll see how that goes, and I'll keep you informed.