In spite of being swamped with work, or perhaps because of it, I have been making plans to do things that take hours or days that I perhaps should not be sacrificing.
This weekend DH and I are taking the two boys to see HMS Pinafore at ASU's Lyric Opera. DS2 has to do a vocal performance review, and it was on the list of approved concerts, so we're going. It has been quite a while since I've seen a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, but I am deeply fond of them from all my summers at the College Light Opera Company in Falmouth. It should be a fun night out.
OK, that's just Saturday night (we'll go to mass and dinner before, so it really is half the day, it seems). Talking with DD the other day we both got nostalgic for fall in New England, so we're going back for a few days over fall break. DS2 surprised me by saying he'd like to come, too. Our plan is to visit Salem and perhaps do the Freedom Trail if the weather allows, and perhaps see family if anyone is around and available. We are all going in so many different directions these days, it's hard to say what we'll actually end up doing, but we're looking forward to having a little time away.
I do need to get myself somewhat organized before we go so I don't miss any deadlines, but I'm planning on doing my data collection (measuring mesquite trees!) for my grad school project this weekend just to get it over with. Only five more teaching days of school before break!