For those who teach, as I do, the end of the semester is near (and for some, it's already over). So we've started to transfer into summer mode around here, which means more time outside, especially around the sandbox. I spent the morning grading papers, and I am spending the afternoon outside, at the sandbox now, and grilling later. As compared to the dreary weather yesterday, today is beautiful, and summer sure looks nice. Tomorrow will include some more grading in the a.m. and one last meeting in the afternoon. Then, more grading for the rest of the week.