School starts tomorrow after a two-week Winter Break. I liked that about the modified year-round block schedule during the last years I taught. We'd have nine-week quarters with two weeks off in between (three breaks - fall, winter, spring). Without those two weeks, I don't think I could have made it!
If I weren't semi-retired, this wouldn't matter except that my friends would be working again while I'm off. But no! I still have my homebound student and the teacher I'm mentoring, which means I will be at school for a while in the morning and with my homebound student tomorrow afternoon. I'm glad to have something to do for the extra money, and I get to see people I wouldn't otherwise. My goal is to save some money so I can travel and get some new appliances, so I do it.
I will definitely block out time to work on my house some more. AND gym time - or else!