Okay, so there was no second, substantive post yesterday. I apologize.
There are now five days until another teaching semester rolls out, and I’m feeling pretty good about things. Several of my students have signed up on EMMA, and everyone (because I added them) is in the WebCT course. Our EMMA orientation is actually during drop/add, so I won’t lose much as far as substantive class time goes. And I got all the lab days I requested, so we’ll be able to revise papers as we talk about ’em. And to top everything off, there appear to be plenty of copies of my textbooks in UGA’s bookstore.
Now I can turn my attention to my own research projects, those endeavors that will take the place of comps and classes this year. I’ve already spent a few days in solitude, cranking away on such projects, and I know I can do it. Now I’ve just got to keep doing it. Ph.D, here I come!