The relaxed summer employment schedule has gone the way of weekends and extra days off during the holidays. It is now a crunch time of preparation for changes in contract policies and protocols to be implemented with “no grace period” come Sept/Oct.
Meanwhile our oldest is settling into his new apartment an hour away. He is working fifty hours a week and will begin studying for a credential that takes three years to achieve but that he intends to complete in two. He says he’d like to visit on weekends while he can. The youngest is moving halfway across the country in September to attend business school. Before he leaves he wants to modernize my professional website and fix the quirks on this blog (notice there are never any “views” here?–not so in real life). He also wants to spend “family time” while he still can.
Predictably, these posts will decrease in number until mid-September. One post a week will be all I can muster, probably on Wednesdays, quality and consistency questionable. Quotes, pictures, and links to new studies will continue. I scan for them anyway, part of my job.
Cutting back from time to time is good, whenever you can do it. Even the pope cuts back his schedule, in August according to what I have read. So I’ll see you next Wednesday, hopefully. May you also be able to take time off or lighten the load for a time during the so-called, “lazy, hazy days of summer.”
Picture is my own.