With my current schedule, I don't get a lot of opportunity for a personal life. It's all Science Goddess, all the time (with a tiny bit of "doctoral candidate" thrown in as "hobby"). This means that I have come to greatly appreciate three-day weekends---far more than I did as a classroom teacher. It also means that I am enjoying my time with friends more, not just because those visits are rare these days, but it is nice to be with people who don't see me as The Big Cheese. I don't have to watch every word I say or spend the time engaged in various diplomatic negotiations.
So today, I get to take a time out and reconnect with a variety of friends and former colleagues. I have a coffee date with my favourite first grade teachers...and a lunch date with my number one science teacher...and have a plan to wrap up some other projects in the afternoon. Life will be tidied up a bit before Tuesday gets here to make things messy again.
Enjoy your President's Day, Family Day, or other holiday!