March 23, 2017

Ten and Eleven

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Some good things from the past two weeks: 

Spring Break, and two books finished (Being Mortal and Interpreter of Maladies). Baking a chocolate coffee cake. Playing in Harvard Square, even if I didn't go home with the book I wanted. Spending time at home with family.

A surprisingly useful presentation on publishing. A much-needed snow day. A new-found obsession with pink roses. Sleeping in. Scrambled egg on toast with spinach. Taking time to myself. Having a great hair day. A really great and productive meeting. Journaling. Grocery-list making, Iron Chef style. Research points and more books. Great weather, even if it has been on and off. 

March 3, 2017

Nine

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Good things from this week: Some little things this time: thinking of new ideas. Taking opportunities to avoid traffic. This colorful productivity tool, and a calming desktop background. An unseasonably warm day. The start of spring break, with free time for working on my note and for relaxing. A round-table to look forward to when I get back, and we'll be one week closer to spring.

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.