I may not have a degree to show for it, but I just finished my last writing assignment for the year. Next week is ALL MINE! Even better, there are no meetings, no rehearsals, not even any parties. Nothing until Christmas Eve Communion service (not counting Sunday morning church, of course.)
I feel just like a kid, or an E.R., who just ended the semester! No more homework, no more books. No more teachers' dirty looks!
Why am I so giddy? Well, because I realize, just like a kid out of school, that time is perhaps the greatest gift of all! I can do whatever I want to with it. It's the right color and the right size, and it doesn't add any unwanted calories. (That's not to say that I'll necessarily choose to avoid added calories during this week.)
It's even better than money, because I can spend it as richly as I like. I can read until I get sick of reading. I can go for nice, long, leisurely walks. Boy, my body will like that! I can get my house clean, maybe. If I want to, I can take a long, hot bubble bath.
Hmmm, what to do first? I know! Get out of this skirt and sweater and get into my comfy sweats! Ahhhhhh!