Today hasn't been productive in ways I usually consider productive. I've yet to cross off anything from my to do list. I've yet to check my school email. I've left the house only for a late morning breakfast at a favorite local diner.
But, today has been productive in recharging my batteries. I slept in after going to bed late. I read parts of the paper and the rest of <i>Seraphina</a> a wonderful fantasy book I'd been steadily stealing time each night to read. I napped.
Outside my window, the sun has broken through the clouds, and I finally feel refreshed. After a week of trying to finish the paper, trying to teach, and proctoring standardized tests, I needed this down time. Even though the to do list hasn't gotten shorter, I feel more prepared to dive back in and get to work.