For some reason that no one I've talked to knows, we didn't work on Monday of this week. We showed up to work on Tuesday, which for us secondary teachers was a "work day"--finish up grading final exams and entering semester grades.
Today the dumplings showed up. I didn't have too many changes to my classes, not that that really matters at the beginning of a semester. And in my classes, at least, we jumped right back into work. None of this "transitioning" from break to school; no, we dove right in.
It was good to be back. It was a nice break, now I've got to earn my keep again!