This is a crazy time of year --always has been. For all those years I spent in a classroom, I knew that May would be consumed with finals and grading and farewells, and graduations. And now that I' supposedly safely "retired," I thought my schedule would slow down. Apparently not! I'm in such a habit of forging ahead that once the weather turns to lovely spring, I simply stretch my days to match the lengthening sunlight. The result? Blogging -- that contemplative bit of self-indulgence in my life -- suffers.
So what's been happening? Well, on April 27th, we sent the last of our conventioneers home, cleaned out the hotel rooms we had been using, and headed home ourselves -- to a whole list of things we had to catch up upon. About all I can do here is whip them into some sort of RBOC list.
And from here? Well, we leave on Friday for a ten-day vacation combined with a couple of great book events in South Carolina. More
on those later. For now, I need to finish whipping the house into shape for the cat-sitter, and start making packing lists.