My last grad school class was Monday night, and in spite of a very involved program at the preschool for the next three weeks, I can start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. My last day of school is June 3.
For the first summer in years, there's no trip planned (except for The Dreaded Alaska Cruise with the Mother-in-Law, but we don't talk about that). I'm still dealing with NTOTHDD (No Trip on the Horizon Depressive Disorder), but thought I'd start thinking about what I will be doing this summer, and new opportunities.
1. Actually take care of the garden. I have a bad habit of starting Spring with a bang, but then not keeping up with maintaining things.
2. Take a small class in something fun. Maybe beading, maybe digital photography. A knitting class would be great, to get some new techniques.
3. Make time to see friends, maybe plan a mini "girl" trip.
4. Clean out closets and the Scary Room in the basement with 135-year-old huge, creaking cabinets filled with wires and cans of probably hazardous substances. Nah.
5. Go into Boston more often. I live five minutes away, for goodness sakes.
6. Go to that room in the basement with the treadmill and elliptical more than once every three weeks. God knows I need it.
7. Read things without a highlighter in my hand. I remember something called "fiction."
9. New Content for SlowTrav.
10. Finish the last sleeve of the teal sweater I began and abandoned last year. Finish the lace knit afghan I began in...December?
11. There is no 11.
12. Movies! Honestly, I cannot remember the last time I even watched a movie on cable, much less went to an actual theatre.