Saturday, March 21, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Anxiety-Fighting Edition

1. little round puppy bellies
2. gumdrops
3. floating quietly down a river in mid-July
4. massages
5. fuzzy blankets

Friday, March 20, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, First Day of Spring Edition

1. being able--finally!--to write this edition
2. whatever it is that's sprouting in the snow melt along the sidewalk*
3. tulips
4. daffodils
5. forsythia

*hope it's not an alien, but it's green, so that's all I really care about at this point

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Everybody's Birthday Edition

1. the vast quantity of people I know who were born on this day
2. whatever goes on in July that accounts for so many mid-March babies
3. thinking of my grown friends wearing little cone-shaped party hats, even though most of them probably will not do so
4. babies, puppies, kittens, and other small creatures
5. cake

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Random Wednesday Edition

1. having a little time in the morning to get some reading done
2. fleece-lined leggings
3. fleece-lined anything, probably*
4. the thought of eventually being able to put all these sweaters away
5. how warm the sun is now, even on very cold days like today


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Rainy St. Patrick's Day Edition

1. boots
2. snakes
3. the knowledge that as long as you're wearing #1, #2 probably can't hurt you
4. not drinking green beer
5. how much faster the snow will melt in the rain

Monday, March 16, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Back on Campus Edition

1. the next seven weeks
2. reading student writing*
3. student presentations
4. holding tutorials
5. the weeks that follow immediately after the next seven weeks

*it really doesn't. GRADING, on the other hand...

Sunday, March 15, 2015

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

1. walking the dogs and feeling like spring might actually be a possibility eventually
2. being blissfully unaware of the forecast for snow this afternoon
3. having pretty much no agenda for the day
4. not quite being sure what you're going to do in class tomorrow*
5. that time of year when the pellet stove starts turning itself off because it's warm enough in the house

*I'll remember eventually