Yesterday, Day 11 of 11, saw much less "getting shit done" and more "puttering about, making progress on several things but not finishing any of them." And I'm okay with that as the last day of spring break. I went to b'nei mitzvah class in the morning and had a good hour of wrestling with Hebrew, and I graded about half of a small assignment from my freshmen (I'll grade the other half today in between meetings -- not a terribly big deal), and then I stopped work altogether by about 3:00. I went to the gym, showered, had an early dinner with a friend, and then came home and went to bed by 8:30 and finished reading a novel. So now I'm ready to begin school again.
All told, it was a fine break indeed:
I may not have travelled to exotic locales as some of my more well-heeled colleagues did, but I had the big Jewish coming out with my family, which was huge.
I didn't lose 5 pounds, but I exercised every single day once I was back in town, and I'm feeling stronger and as though I'm standing up straighter than I have in a long time.
I didn't get the house cleaned, but I did get parts of it cleaned and am enjoying those rooms so much that I hope I'm motivated to keep the process going. (I keep telling myself, just 20 minutes a day!)
I didn't get our taxes done, but they're all done except for one number, and I've sent an email to the appropriate agency to get that number. So this should be a matter of minutes to finish up.
I didn't get all of my schoolwork done, but I did quite a lot, and I should be fine heading into this week. I've started the countdown to summer, but I've also come up with new assignments for both my seniors and my freshmen, so I'm trying to keep things lively and engaging for the last long haul.
And, despite the coughing fit I had in temple on Friday night (most embarrassing), I think I've got my health back after being sick for most of February and half of March.
Not a bad two weeks at all! And I'm looking forward to going to school today and seeing colleagues, which is itself a sign of a good spring break.