Saturday, May 14, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Squirrel in the Fireplace Edition

1. how calm Gracie is about the whole thing*
2. having extra towels on hand I can use to block the fireplace doors so the squirrel will think it's night
3. my take-charge husband
4. ...who climbed out on the roof at 10:30 last night to drop a rope down the chimney
5. not having a squirrel in the fireplace anymore**

*we won't mention Butler. Butler is sensitive.
**theoretical, but it's been quiet in there since about 7 this morning and Butler is very calm, so I'm hopeful

Friday, May 13, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Friday Friday FRIDAAAAAY Edition

1. summer break, when every day might as well be Friday
2. or Saturday
3. or, I suppose, Monday
4. doing all sorts of printing today
5. trying new things

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Moving Day Edition

1. how completely prepared our niece will be
2. how totally packed and ready
3. an efficient, quick, painless moving situation
4. how certain I am of this
5. college students

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Almost There Edition

1. having just five papers left to grade
2. coffee*
3. in a mug**
4. on a slow-ish morning
5. where I didn't have to wake up until I was ready to

*instead of tea
**instead of a travel mug***
***although neither tea nor travel mugs suck, for the record

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Finally Sunny Edition

1. the sun. Just sun, sun, sun, sun.
2. how busy the bees were yesterday
3. how busy they'll be again today
4. being almost done with campus for a little bit
5. poeting

Monday, May 9, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Late-ish First Day of Finals Week Edition

1. getting up when I wake up instead of with the alarm
2. meeting with students
3. hugs
4. how full the library is
5. getting the grading done bit by bit

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Mother's Day Edition

1. my mom
2. Jed's mom
3. all of our mom-like people
4. the fact that someone on NPR yesterday morning used the phrase "mom-like person"
5. flowers