Monday, June 26, 2006

Beach Week...

...is over. We had a glorious week: fabulous weather, great food, fun with the kids, and not too many fights over who gets to watch what on TV. (Beach houses, unlike ours, have cable.)

And now the kids are on vacation and I'm...not quite. Lots to do before the summer ends and I'm already seeing it slip away. It's the curse of the academic: the long, unscheduled summer that fills up with projects without end. That, and the fact that we are always working a semester or so ahead (book orders, syllabus design, etc.) makes it feel as if the summer is coming to an end rather than just beginning.

Maybe some time at the pool will change that feeling.

Friday food returns this week--sorry for the unannounced hiatus, but I have a superstitious dread of announcing vacations in advance.

I'll be catching up with some book and movie reports before too long. I did meet my beach week goal of reading a book a day, so there's plenty to talk about.

6 comments:

Becca said...

You read a book a day?! Oh yeah, you don't have a five year old...

Libby said...

Well, there was a four-year-old (and a one-year-old) in the house, but they're not mine, so yeah, that eased things. And, you know, they were mostly YA and kids' novels, because right now that's my job to read them. I think in fact I read eight. And the New Yorker I brought stayed unopened the whole week.

Susan said...

welcome back!! I want to hear about ALL of your books.

jo(e) said...

I'm glad you had a great week.

I always feel sort of panicky the end of June ... because I know how fast July and August go by.

Lilian said...

Glad you're back... I wish I could have a vacation too! :) But like Becca said, I'll have to wait for several years before I can have one, since the boys are still 2 and 4.

Library Mama said...

I'm also interested in what books you're reading in prep for your class.

My reading days start on Friday. My last day of school is Thursday. (I'm up in Canada.)

I can't wait!