After I got them headed on the right highway, I stopped to see a friend who had called me about swimming. She'd been but I didn't have my suit. I will catch up with her next time for that. We had a good long talk, I have missed that. One of those things you lose when you retire is good talks with colleagues. It was nice to spend time catching up on her family and how things are looking for the future.
Later I had a former student text me. It was nice to hear from her. It's nice when I hear from former students and they tell me how well they are doing and how much they appreciate that I took time for them when they were in school. Those are the things that make it all worthwhile.
Now it is time for me to go to work on the rewrites. Just because I took time out for some simple pleasures does not mean I can ignore what has to be done.