Tuesday, December 8, 2009

One more day.

Yesterday (Monday) was just about the perfect day for the solitary professor: I woke up to the sound of rain (rare), rolled over, and went back to sleep for another hour, knowing it was a non-teaching day. When I finally struggled out of bed, I pulled on my comfiest, "I'm not going out of the house" clothes, put on a pot of coffee, and curled up with a book. Because not only did I not have to go to work; I was also caught up on my grading and had finished all my boomerang projects. I invited my neighbor over for tea. I finished a book. I sent off a few e-mails. I stayed inside while it rained outside. Lovely.

And today.

Today the rain has stopped, and I need to teach at 9:30. It's currently 8:15, and I'm still in my comfy clothes. But soon. I will get ready, bundle up, and get on the bike. There will be grading to collect. But you know, I don't mind. Because I planned my furloughs so this will be my last teaching day before finals. That's right: I've given myself Wednesday through Friday before finals off.

Two more classes. But I can already see the light of break (and subsequent sabbatical) up ahead in the distance.


Good Enough Woman said...

I'm so impressed that you finished your boomerang projects! And three cheers for rainy-day reading and for well-planned furlough days.

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AliceAcademic said...

Awesome. Yay! Enjoy the well earned days off. I have to bow down to your ability to delay gratification enough to take the last days of class off instead of putting a break in the middle.

I love staying inside and reading on rainy days too. Hope you have a few more perfect days before the week is out.

Bavardess said...

Sounds blissful. And as usual, your photograph is lovely. What great light.