It’s Spring Break here, and although I would love to be hanging out in Fort Lauderdale, or the many other Spring Break destinations, I’m at home grading papers and catching up on some work. Of course, some of my time will be spent sleeping in and participating in other enjoyable activities.
This is the time of year when students and instructors are a bit brain dead. We need this break to reflect back on what we’ve learned so far and power up to push to the end of the semester.
To power up for the end, it’s important to focus on some relaxation as well as being productive. So, besides grading, here are my goals for the week:
1) Sleep in until at least 8:00 or 9:00 at least once this week.
2) Ride my bike anywhere I go around town.
3) Keep my regularly scheduled exercise routine.
4) Sit outside in the sun (weather permitting) and read my book.
5) Try a new recipe.
I have already accomplished #5. The new recipe I tried comes from allrecipes.com. It uses eggplant in place of lasagna noodles. The steps are rather involved, but well worth the work. After dirtying practically ever pan in the house, and running to the store for forgotten ingredients, the meal was filling, healthy, and rather low in calories. Served with a green salad, it creates a colorful and delightful dish.
Although this will be a quiet week for me, it’s a well-deserved break.
What are your Spring Break plans?