Well, I sent in my last assignment of the year today, so I guess I must be done. I’m not sure if I trust myself to relax yet–I’ve been keyed up for too long, and I’m still waiting for the other shoe to drop in the apartment back in Irvine (I’ll tell that story later, but I don’t want to jinx it), but I’m very slowly starting to unwind, as it becomes clearer and clearer that it’s summertime, and I can play videogames and watch movies when I want. Time will come when I have to use my summer breaks for work, as well, but this one is mine and damn if I’m not going to waste it.
I’m expecting the same kind of adjustment when Julie gets back. The night before she left (the night I got back), she said, “It feels like I’m going to go away and come back, then you’ll go away, and so forth. It doesn’t feel like you’re going to stay.” That’s just how I feel: I’m not used to getting comfortable. But I’ve got time to get that back, starting in an hour and a half when she gets home.