My study leave was originally going to begin on Tuesday, three days ago. It has been harder than usual to wrap up my work (and there are still a few loose ends), but today has truly been a study day. I’m quite happy with how I worked self-care into it:

Over breakfast, read The Alchemy of Race and Rights, Patricia Williams

Walked to and from my haircut, listening to a Spanish audiobook (Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal, since reading a book I know very well is excellent listening practice). Exercise, grooming and Spanish practice in one fell swoop! Sadly, my Fitbit is MIA, but it was about four miles.

Picked up a pile of books at the library on the way back. Now reading Unrig, one of two books from World Citizen Comics I borrowed.

Walking the rest of the way home, I wished I had brought a bag.

Oh right, I also stopped at Dog-Eared Books and bought a book for my dad (he reads this blog so that’s all I’m saying), a Colson Whitehead book I hadn’t heard of (Apex Hides the Hurt) and a book that I have read before but want to reread, How to Live Safely in a Science Fiction Universe by Charles Yu. I listened to it on audiobook but I have wanted to read it again ever since, preferably with the ability to flip back through the pages. The last two might go with me on vacation; they’re fairly light.

And now I’m going to take Unrig out into the back yard and enjoy the garden.