Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Fight for your right (to have a holiday)
I am evidently loving these boat shoes. I wore them a few more times this weekend. While I had intentions of leaving the house more, the stack of grading wasn't going to do itself, so this was comfy and good for marathon sitting sessions. And to start answering emails from students confused about their grades. (I am bummed, however, that I never made it over to the Pop-up Swap that Jesse.anne.o graciously posted).
I am officially taking time off between Wednesday and next Monday. I'm not going anywhere but I need to mentally shut off from work. I really do love my students and my research, but to be good at it, I need to take a short break. In the meantime, I will take walks, get the bike fixed, do some summer cleaning, maybe thrift a bit, get my head in order, and spend time with friends. While I do have actual out of town summer trips planned, I find that they are fun but aren't exactly the best way to recharge. Are you folks taking some dedicated "recharge" days in the summer? (Americans, compared to folks other comparable countries, take the least number of vacation days, even when they are part of their benefits packages. This is regrettable for a number of reason. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights includes that we have the right to leisure and rest, which includes periodic holidays with pay. Article 24.)
Hope you had a great holiday weekend. (our most exciting endeavor was the vegan Chicago style hotdogs, which you can see pictures of here).*
Jeans: Levi's via Dillards, skinnied by me
Boat shoes: Eastlands, via Alamo Shoes (Chicago)
*I'm not a vegan, although I was for about a year. I hate factory farming and don't digest meat that well personally. Blokey is vegetarian, and I consider myself a solidaristic flexitarian.