It's no longer freezing cold, but the April showers have set in, and so its pouring outside.
And when it rains it pours, not just in terms of the erratic weather, but in terms of my workload:
Two batches of paper last Thursday, Two batches of exams today, one batch of papers on Tuesday, and then a break before three batches of long papers in the week of finals. Fun!
Plus, though a unch of my service obligations seem to have wound up for the school year, a few more linger, popping up at precisely the worst moment, so I've got around 80 scholarship applications to review in the next 10 days (note paper grading obligations above), and a qualifying exam to review.
What was that about research? Oh yes. That'll have to wait a bit.