This year I am living a four week holiday break–the last two weeks in December and the first two weeks in January. There are no classes and only a few meetings.
The first two weeks (minus the half week when I had to turn in course grades) have been great. I’m home with the wife, getting reacquainted after a semester apart. My two sons (29 & 24) also came home for Christmas. I’ve been refreshing friendships at church and at the local bridge club. Moreover, I’ve been staying up until 3 a.m., sleeping late, and taking a daily nap. Oh yes, the video rental store is where everybody knows my name. Cheers.
Today, January 2, is the day when we all head back to work. My in-box so far has three times the e-mail from any day between Christmas and New Year’s.
It’s back to the business of too much to do and too little time in which to do it.
I have hours of news to read, a friend’s research paper to edit, blog posts to write, and course syllabi to write. And that’s just for today.