I stayed home to grade papers this weekend, instead of seeing my partner. It would have been hard for him to have any fun at my place, and it was his turn to come visit me. But now I’m done! My life is almost my own for the whole next year. Ok, there’s this detail of three days of speaking exams, but for two of those I have help, so even though those are long days, it’s easier. I can see the end of working (and a salary) for a whole year’s sabbatical. So weird.
It’s been stormy, and I’ve just spent twenty minutes looking at the clouds. It really is amazing how little I tend to look up at the sky and really see what’s there. Maybe I’m doing that more at the moment, since I know I’m going to have a whole year to let myself slow down some.