If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. - Ursula K. LeGuin

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Summer Mellow: Nerd Style

Today marks the end of my first week of Summer. It has been much anticipated and I am happy to report that so far it has not disappointed. I've spent most of my time engaged in physical activity (made it to the gym 3 times and the dojo twice); taking long walks with Pupzilla and Boy; and writing. I went into the office a few times but it was mostly social.

You could say that I work a lot for someone on vacation and yet none of it feels like work. I'm catching up on a ton of article reading and I'm writing a few papers and a grant. I've also got projects in various stages of analysis (thankfully all data collection is over at the moment) and an intervention to develop. I'm sure to many people in my life this sounds incredibly boring but I tend to wake up every morning thinking about what I get to work on today.

I did finish a book of fiction and have seen one summer movie. There are plans for more of both but not today. Instead I'll spend a few hours at the gym and then get back to a new analysis idea I had late last night.


Dr. Bad Ass said...

Your summer schedule sounds fabulous, and quite reminiscent of mine. I enjoy having a few work projects to do, and also having time to exercise, work in the yard, take walks, read, etc. Yesterday I dug up the front flower gardens -- we'll be putting in some plants as soon as the danger of frost has passed.

I'm planning to spend half of each day working on projects that are definitely enjoyable -- most of the pleasure is having time to focus on the projects instead of running between meetings! Enjoy your summer!

Brigindo said...

Thank you. I think what makes it especially special is this is my first summer off since high school.

DC said...

I love the pictures of your furbabies! Oh, and I agree with you about the Freegans. I'm somewhat of a hippy-ish tree hugger, but I draw the line at dumpster diving. ;)

I'm glad you are having a relaxing pseudo-vacation. I just started blogging yesterday (just in time for NaComLeavMo!), so please stop by and say hello if you get a chance.


Sam said...

First week of Summer?! You could have fooled me - it is very very wet here in the UK.

So, just how long is the summer vacation in the States then?! Or are vacation lengths different according to stages of school? I seem to remember just getting six weeks at senior school!