FGS is having a super long summer this year, given the way the calendar falls. We'll pay for it next year with a shorter summer, but that's a year from now, so who cares?
I can't remember if I'd mentioned that D had knee surgery in May. She's recovering SO well -- seriously, the surgeon should put up her picture in his office as the poster child for post-surgery healing -- but she hasn't been able to drive, so I've been taking her to PT and doctor's appts and the like. And because of that, I haven't taught summer school or gone out of town for professional development or fun trips or the like.
And it's been great! This summer has been the longest stretch of unstructured time (other than taking D to PT) that I've had in at least a decade, probably longer. It has been so good for me, I can't even tell you. I don't know the last time I was this relaxed for a sustained period. It has felt like a sabbatical, but not the kind where you're working super hard on a project you need to finish before you go back to work; rather, a sabbatical that's actually a rest, a sabbath of sorts.
I have done work -- prepped two of the three new novels I'm teaching for next year, done some rethinking for courses for the year -- but in such a slow, easy way that it hasn't felt like work but simply pleasure.
And there are still four weeks left!