April 15, 2017

Fifteen

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Good things from this week: a four-day weekend at home. Getting to enjoy spring weather, finally. (That should be underlined!) Driving with the windows down and the wind in my hair. The first spring flowers. No socks, no jacket. An exam care package, featuring honey lavender tea, lime green headphones, and this bubbly cookbook, on its way. Fueling my paper with a strawberry and creme frappe. Making time for an old movie, and an evening off. Dark chocolate-eating and bookstore-browsing. Getting to extend my time at home. 

April 7, 2017

Fourteen

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Good things from an it's-finally-Friday week: peanut-butter chocolate squares. Getting excited about writing. Peace and quiet in the library. The "Stress Relief" playlist on Spotify (so good!). Talks on topics that I've been thinking about. Finally getting my car fixed. Friday pie. Taking care of a deadline early. Wondering what SCOTUS decisions will look like in the next few months. Excellent food and opportunities to chat with friends (especially needed today). The rabbits on campus. Two chances to go home coming up so soon. Getting more time to read. The way the city smells before and after rain.  

April 1, 2017

Thirteen

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As I watch the snow falling outside my window, taking a few minutes to reflect on the week before: Turkish-style breakfast over the weekend. Stocking up on ginger citrus tea. Talking about constitutional law. Dark-chocolate-dipped mango with crushed pistachios for snacks. Getting enough research points for a finals care package (now, what to put in it without breaking the research points bank?). Thinking of research ideas quickly, and sharing them. Crossing off a "to-do" from my list. Making it to the weekend. Plotting for some welcome days "off" in April.

March 24, 2017

Twelve

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Some good things from a long, exhausting week: Doing interesting research and questioning the assumptions that people often make. The gifts I hope to give myself with my research points, as the perfect exam care kit, as well as belated birthday gift. Everything roses (if only in my imagination). Soothing music. Spring cleaning. And spring itself. Getting "study-spiration" just when I need it. "Sleeping in" a bit. Ending the week with tea, chocolate and peanut butter pie, and some much-needed finally quiet "me" time. 

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.