But since this is my last official day "off" before workshop begins tomorrow, I am allowing myself to do non-school things. Sort of. I finished the Z is for Moose book bag I plan to use every day when I go to school. Thanks to my mom for getting me fabric and to Paul Zelinsky for making it available at spoonflower.com. And I am trying to finish the three adult books I started this week: The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin, The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel, and The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman. The first has a few compassionate characters who have filled me with gratitude for how they interact with others. The second opened my eyes to what a group of strong women endured as they supported their husbands and the country during the space race. And the third weaves the lives of unlikely people together in a captivating manner. Tomorrow - and for the next nine months - my adult reading will be limited. But today I am getting ready for school.