1. being able to ease into the semester, kind of
2. getting up fairly early today*
3. slamming through my to-do list
4. getting to ease the dogs into the new schedule, too
5. the new water bottle my friends bought me**
*theoretically to make getting up at 6:30 easier tomorrow than it was yesterday, because...ouch.
** ice lasting from 7 in the morning until well into the evening? Yes, please.