Spending the last two weekends on Long Island Sound has been an immense relief. Although part of this relief has come from the conclusion of my summer classes; hanging out with the family, after-food discussion walks, daily swims, and evening cards has been great. The good thing is that I get to do it all again next weekend.

Next spring, I'll head to Boston to visit with Tom and Amy (step-brother and girl I grew up with), as seeing them twice a year just isn't enough.