Between April and August, I've done the following stressful things:
Experienced the death of my father
Attended two major conferences
Completed my dissertation
Published my first article (thanks co-author for all the help and sanity-saving advice!)
Moved my spouse to his new job in Dixie
Became an involuntary (and thankfully temporary) single parent to our six-year-old (ongoing until May)
There are probably other things as well, but I think that's enough to give you a taste of what things have been like.
Next week, my school starts back up again. So much for a "restful" vacation, though it certainly has been
productive. I hope to be taking up the blog with some earnestness in the future.