One of the challengingist (not a word, I know) things about academia is that there's no 'transition time' from being off to being on. In my industry days, the first morning back from vacation was usually spent going through mail, dropping by people's offices with a cup of coffee and shooting the breeze...not so with academia. It's gogogo from the minute your feet set foot on the sacred soil of campus. Which never fails to throw me for a loop.
Speaking of feet (what a transition)...my mindless sock is seen here, a nice little sock knit in some gorgeous yarn, from Koigu...it's the Mori yarn, which is a wool/silk blend and really captures colors beautifully. I don't even recall where and when I got this yarn, but it is lovely to knit with, and I'm glad I dug it out of the closet.