I feel like my words are missing . . . my students have stolen them from me. :)
In the last 24 hours, I've corrected approximately 60 essays. I have about 20 more to go by tomorrow afternoon, and then 40 more for early next week, and then oh . . . about 60 more later in the week. Most of them are 2-3 pages, but about 20 are close to 10 pages each.
My hand hurts, my vision is blurred, and I've actually emptied the ink out of one pink pen and am about to finish off my second one in a matter of just a few more essays. (OK, so maybe my arm hurts from sleeping on it funny, and maybe my vision was only blurred for a few seconds when my contact was doing something funny . . . but I really have used up the ink in 1.8 pink pens.)
Finals are in two weeks; but since I teach three writing classes, the majority of my students need to turn in final drafts of essays, research papers, or business emails they've written over the course of the semester. Which means I am helping them to do their final editing.
. . . which means I'm seeing pink and will continue to do so until mid-January!!
[Oh, yeah, but don't feel sorry for me. I am not complaining. I love my job. Just felt the need to explain why I've not posted much . . . I have no words left to express my own thoughts. :)]