i promise i'll stop going on about this soon; i know it's boring. but wheeeeee!! i didn't have to go to school today, for the first time in approximately 30 years! my husband has some sort of sabbatical deficiency, so he went to school anyway(!), but not me. in fact, i accepted a spur-of-the-moment invitation for chai at a coffee shop with my friend this evening. it felt really awesome to do that, because my usual self would have been all, oh, no, i'd better not, i have stuff i'm supposed to get done. liberating, i tell you.