8. plan a summer croquet/bocce ball lunch at work

Last Monday I had this awful thought: first-years move in next Monday. OH CRAP! That means summer is almost over! I have a summer work thing on my list! So I sent out a message to my co-workers inviting anyone who wanted to play croquet and bocce to join me a few days later out on the chapel lawn. It was awesome that several people made the time to come be a little bit silly.

Red scores!
A fine-looking croquet set

Having a little bit of fun during a really incredibly busy time of year definitely helped reduce my stress level.