Today is already better. Up at the luxurious weekend hour of 8:30 I have had tea and checked email. I stretched out a bit and did 15 minutes on the fake bike. A paltry sum to be sure, but an important psychological victory to complete a short "ride" without getting a cramp or otherwise injuring myself :/ And the CSI I put on to watch while "riding" isn't too bad. Second cup of tea is steeping.
I misunderstood the course schedule of assignments in my favour. This whole week I have merely to answer and discuss sample exam questions in the forums and try to grade two other students Phase 3 writings (as well as two more videos and quizzes). The final will be next week, which is a much better scheme for me being able to finish this week before the con. It's still plenty of work but not nearly as bad as I had thought.
I think roomie and her boyfriend are here somewhere ... haven't seen them really since dinner Thursday. I'm waiting until a decent hour to go take a shower, say 11 ?