Signed my contract yesterday. *whew* Am now actively reprogramming my brain to prepare for the new school year, but fortunately, I don't report for orientation until the very end of July, and school begins in the second week of August. Hooray for a more traditional school calendar!
The grand flooring project and its aftermath is just about finished. There's still tape over the trim, but we'll take that off tomorrow, and then I'll post some photos. The kids have been absolutely amazing with all that I have asked of them: sorting, packing, moving, sleeping in odd places, and then moving furniture back where it belongs and putting everything else away, too. It may sound odd, but we had a spectacular trip to IKEA in which we found everything we needed and managed to get it all packed in the back of the van, and then unpacked immediately. Before bed that night all the carpets were out, and before two days had passed all the furniture was assembled.
Temperatures outside have been at or over 110 degrees for more than two weeks running, so it's summer out there, but for me, not quite. I need to muddle through a few more house things, and then I'll feel like I can really relax. The flooring installation took all of last week, as opposed to the 2 days originally estimated; I took advantage of the stuck-at-home time by re-reading the Harry Potter series and am about two-thirds through book 7. That is a mental vacation of sorts, but the later books are so much longer and more serious that I find I can actually put them down to do other things.
I think I have been so busy for so long that I don't really know how to relax. I keep having this feeling I'm supposed to be doing something. I'm going to have to work on that.