February 24, 2017

Eight

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Good things from this week: Starting off the week with a fun meeting, and ending it with a version of a work product. Getting a day off. A delicious dinner (the salad version of this sandwich). A surprisingly warm February day. Finally applying for jobs. Feeling inspired, feeling creative. Feeling like my dreams can come true.

Sounds from the week: Blackfield V, Paper Parachute.

February 17, 2017

Seven

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Little good things from this week: reading 1920s slang. Giving out little gifts to friends. Making time for me. Learning new things. Catching up with a friend spontaneously. Friday morning drives with CD accompaniment. A pot of tea with cinnamon and ginger. Pajamas fresh from the dryer. A load of laundry done right before the weekend  begins. Moments of quiet. A few hours of rest. Sleep, soon. 

February 10, 2017

Six

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Good things to remember from this week: making pizza after reading Brand X (in a nod to Scalia's dissent),  a much-needed snow day, much-needed moments of quiet, reading a Fitzgerald story I had never heard of, researching the foods of the 1920s and plotting a 20s-themed birthday party for next year, planning treats for Galentine's Day (topped with rainbow sprinkles), painting my nails a festive pink, and tidying up my bookshelf. Looking forward to the coming week.

February 3, 2017

Five

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Some good things from this week: making progress on my paper.  Meeting with my favorite adviser on it, and realizing that 
hey, I am doing really well. Learning a lot. Taking time to myself this past weekend. Making time to watch a documentary on the Fitzgeralds because I wanted to. Finally experiencing some quiet at home. Reading caselaw that makes me feel like I'm time-traveling. Having friends who care about me, and friends who I care about. Listening to a CD in the car on Fridays. Going out for Indian food with my school friends, in a new part of town.

January 27, 2017

Two to Four

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cooking: homemade pizza. | drinking: tea. 
reading: caselaw, mostly. 
Before I went to school, though, I finished The World According to Star WarsThe Perks of Being a WallflowerThe NamesakeToday Will Be DifferentThe Opposite of Fate, and Sphinx.
listening: now, to relaxing spa music with piano and flowing water. Earlier, in my con law class, to Django Reinhardt. What a sound!
watching: YouTube videos, occasionally. 
bookmarking: recipes for the week. Burrito bowls are in my future.
looking: forward to the weekend, and the week ahead. 
doing: research, finally. 
loving: the quiet I'm finally experiencing at home.
wondering: what the near future will look like. | hoping: it'll be pretty awesome.
wanting: more good days. | needing: some quiet time.
wearing: blue jeans and a grey sweatshirt. 
smelling: the pizza I just cooked.
noticing: the good little things.
 | knowing: that everything will be OK.
laughing: at some judges' hilarious thoughts.
thinking: about the coming week, and the coming month.
daydreaming: about a Spring Break trip to Harvard Square to haunt an old bookstore. 
wishing: for more moments like this, and for other good ones. 
feeling: okay. | grateful: that I'm taking the night off. And that he agreed. 

January 11, 2017

One

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So here we are in 2017.

January is always a fun month for me because it's my birthday month. Today was a good one. It was unseasonably warm outside, and I took advantage of the weather while getting some last minute items for my home-made Momofuku Birthday Cake. I also kept my birthday traditions of rainbow sprinkles on my dessert, a blue candle to wish on, and vegetarian pho for dinner. Other highlights include our small family meal, toasting with wine, and La Vie En Rose playing in the bookstore earlier in the day.

I've got plans to stretch out the fun for a bit longer, like waiting for my birthday presents to arrive, going to Sephora, drinking some new-to-me teas, and relaxing a bit more.

I hope this year is the best one yet. Cheers to that!

December 31, 2016

Currently - Week 52

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cooking: salads and pastas.
drinking: tea with soy milk.
reading: so many books. This week alone, I finished Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (probably my favorite, for the portrait of a family it painted, not for the parenting theory), The Fortunes, Hot Milk, Everything I Never Told You, Lost in Translation (Hoffman), Voracious, and Better.
listening: to the people outside.
watching: the scenes outside.
bookmarking: nothing. I didn't use the computer much this week.
looking: at the New Year's tree I helped decorate.
doing: more sleeping in, and not regretting it one bit.
loving: all the time I get to walk outside, read, and (soon) re-unite with friends.
wondering: what 2017 will bring.
hoping: it'll be the best year yet.
wanting: the best year ever.
needing: a bit more caffeine.
wearing: PJ's.
smelling: like the banana pancakes I made this morning.
noticing: how quickly time flies.
knowing: there's more time left.
laughing: at funny things.
thinking: about the year to come.
daydreaming: about the year to come.
wishing: for the best year yet.
feeling: better.

grateful:  for another year.