Saturday, January 30, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Seeing Friends Edition

1. breakfast with one
2. lunch with another
3. hanging out with Jed for the rest of the weekend
4. possibly in jammies
5. movie nights at home

Friday, January 29, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Random Friday Edition

1. rain instead of snow
2. boots
3. the book Hitchcock/Truffaut*
4. crickets
5. quiet

*I can't speak for the movie, but I'm betting that's pretty stellar, too

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Mrs. Fix-It Edition

1. fixing things
2. making them work
3. not having to get new ones
4. paying attention
5. new skills*


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck Fine I'll Go Back to Campus Edition

1. getting to see students
2. the hugging*
3. not having to grade anything yet
4. having a short warm-up day
5. my office

*not as much hugging as after summer break, but still plenty of hugging

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Denial Edition

1. having the syllabus and stuff ready so I can pretend this is just a regular day during break*
2. casually checking my email like I do every few days during break anyway
3. not paying attention to the fact that I'm laying out clothes for tomorrow**
4. getting a good night's sleep***
5. remembering how much I really do love my job****

*but certainly not the last one. No no no. Not possible.
**Oh these? I don't think I'll wear these tomorrow--these are work clothes. But I'll just put them here so I can look at them if I want to.
***it's important, so I can enjoy my continuing winter break tomorrow
****Now that one is actually true

Monday, January 25, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Last Monday of Winter Break Edition

1. not having my alarm go off at 6:30
2. being well-rested and (almost) ready
3. running errands and taking care of things for myself
4. that ever-elusive second cup of coffee
5. changing things up for the semester

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Snow Edition

1. winter storms that actually give most of New England a pass for a change
2. Favorite Neighbor Dennis, who plows everyone out
3. the friend of our neighbors across the street, who is digging them out*
4. new shovels**
5. cocoa

*thus sparing us the job, but also because yay for friends who show up to make sure  people with disabilities are being taken care of

**TWO of them, so we don't have to fight turf battles over who gets to use "the good one"