There’s something to be said for work stopping Friday at 5. Today feels like a weekend day. I’m sitting outside on our patio, cold beer nearby, while smoke drifts out of the barbecue pit. Inside is the second round of hamburgers that will feed us and our neighbor who is recovering from a hospital stay both today and part of next week. The last bit of cool from the morning lingers in the shade, and I have successfully hidden the sun behind the patio umbrella. After this, I plan to go inside, eat my hamburger with a helping of beans and try to watch a little bit of football.
After that, unfortunately, I will have to remember that this is the weekend before both the Board of Regents and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities deadlines.