Saturday, March 8, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Sweepin' the Clouds Away Edition

1. sunny days
2. when the air is sweet
3. playing
4. everything being A-OK
5. friendly neighbors

Friday, March 7, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Day Before Spring Break Edition

1. not setting an alarm again for 10 days
2. being all caught up on grading and other campus work
3. already having 3 different dates to see friends next week
4. having a poetry week game plan
5. have I mentioned the not setting an alarm thing? I have. Oh. Okay then. Baby ducks.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Off-Campus Day Edition

1. sleeping in a tiny bit
2. the pile of student papers I'll be reading later*
3. making some English muffins for Jed
4. a second cup of coffee**
5. having just one more on-campus day before spring break

*fingers crossed
**or a first one, for that matter

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Good Night's Sleep Edition

1. blankets
2. comfy pillows
3. dogs snoring companionably in their beds
4. not waking up seventeen times a night
5. not waking up thinking about how long it will be before you can go to bed again

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Finally Not a Snow Day Edition

1. still being able to see patches of grass
2. not having to dress for snow
3. being able to have cocoa anyway if I want to
4. no shoveling!
5. being one short work week away from spring break

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Really Good Day Edition

1. hanging out with a good friend you get to see way more often than you used to*
2. coming home to dogs and people who are happy to see you
3. having a little care package of Mary Janes waiting for you
4. also having 2 contributors copies of an excellent anthology waiting for you, one in which the editors go a little crazy about how good your poem is
5. having Marilyn Nelson read that (really long) poem at AWP because it blew her away**

Bad reason, but a good result