I've spent the last 3 and a half days doing just about anything other than working on my dissertation. I've had two long walks with the princess pup (and at least a half dozen shorter ones), bought patio furniture with Business Man, done some yard work and some laundry, napped all afternoon, worked on gen(ie)'s quilts, watched some bits of movies and generally lazed about. And it's been really really nice.
I feel like this is my last bit of free time before the panic really kicks in about the dissertation. (It probably helps that the defense date isn't quite set.) I wish that I had about 4 more days to just loll about. I want to go hiking, camping, and swim in a mountain lake. I want to read a novel late into the night. But those will have to wait a few months until life after the PhD.