This is my daughter Kayla’s vacation week. The break from the usual school schedule (and other activities that come with it) slows the pace for Paul and me, too. We can wake up a bit later, and I’ve been enjoying a little t.v. with Kayla in the evenings — a dose of Olympic coverage or other programs that I wouldn’t usually take time for. Almost feels like I’m on vacation, too.
With the application cycle heading into the final phase, my days in the office are increasingly frenzied, and I’m trying to pack even more applications into my reading days. I split my reading time this week between Wednesday and Thursday, and used the remaining hours to help Kayla take care of a few things.
This fractured existence led to early morning reading while Kayla slept, a small batch of apps while she had her hair cut on Wednesday, and a bigger bunch while we waited for her number to come up at the Registry of Motor Vehicles on Thursday. (Got her learner’s permit. Woo hoo! An American rite of passage.) And then more applications when we returned home, having accomplished our other errands.
Today I’m back in the office — ready to grab a hot cup of something before the start of the Admissions Committee meeting. I may have snagged an extra 15 minutes of zzz’s this morning, but it’s definitely not vacation time around here.
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