How does Sunday creep up so quickly? You have probably seen the memes that float around social media that say something like, "I need a day between Saturday and Sunday". Boy, I sure do! It seems like Saturdays are busy catching up on graduate work and other household type of chores and then Sundays are often spent working on school stuff. (Once upon a time I had a dream that I'd take one whole day off on the weekend. Bahahahaha, good thing it was called a dream *wink*)
Don't get me wrong, "doctor school" as The Husband so lovely calls it, is rigorous and challenging. I'm not going to tell you that it is easy. It isn't. Especially the program I am in because it is 100% online and therefore you have to be a self-starter -- there is zero room to be lazy or want to take time off because of how the cohort works (in fact, I suspect 2 members of my cohort won't be moving onto the next class because they haven't kept up with the course material in the last 3 weeks). It is also an accelerated program so that we can finish our degree in 3.5-4.5 years instead of the usual 7-9 years it takes a person to get a doctorate in education. This just means that there is often something due 5 of the 7 days in a week. No rest for the weary kind of thing. What I usually end up doing is taking most of Saturday to be lazy and relax or do errands and household stuff with my husband, then use Saturday night to focus on finishing that week's graduate assignments (as the big paper we write each week is due Saturday night). Once that is out of the way, Sunday is reserved for the rest of the household stuff (laundry, grocery shopping, etc) and stuff for the teaching job.
I really just wish that I had one full day that I didn't have to do anything at all. How wonderful and luxurious that would be! :) As it is, this course is winding down so this coming Saturday I will submit all of my final work for this class and I'll have 7 entire days of blissful relaxation from grad school. (Note: we really don't get a whole week off but I plan to submit all of the final stuff early since it's a compilation project of all of the work we've already done and a reflection paper so that I can have the whole week off.)
Thankfully the course material is at least interesting and relevant so I feel like it is beneficial to be doing this. Some days I'm just so drained I don't know which way is up. My house could use a severe deep cleansing and I wish I had the time or energy to do it.
I also really wish that my blog was more interesting than I think it has been recently. Sorry for that. Too tired to be ultra creative or share the "next big thing" because I'm using a lot of what I've used in the last few years because they WORK and they are helping my kiddos learn. It's nothing super exciting.
Although, my next grad class, aptly titled "Creativity, Inquiry and Innovation" proves to be just the thing to get the creative juices flowing again so there is a bit of hope that something interesting might come out of this blog again sometime soon. :)