Monday, November 26, 2007

Whirlwind and Thankfulness

Today was a bit of a whirlwind. First day back to work after a long Thanksgiving that involved lots of driving, a prospectus defense that was a bit shaky, my last geology lab of the semester, and ... that's it.

But since the Thanksgiving season has come and gone, I thought this might be a good time to make a list of what I'm thankful for (some serious, some not so).

* The way my fabulous partner in life, Footslogger, seems to know when I'm not up to planning and cooking. He takes over and I love it! Tonight he texted me this message: "Thinking tomato soup and crackers for dinner. That ok?" Are ya kidding? Anything I don't have to mess with after a day like today is PERFECT!

* The soothing effect of repetition. As in movies, books, music, etc. -- I love the way I can forget all of my troubles by reading/watching something over and over again.

* Television shows that are entertaining and teach me something (or at least that's the way I frame it!). My examples: Project Runway, Top Chef.

* My cat Loner's habits: jumping up on my chair when it gets close to dinnertime, sneaking on my bed AFTER I'm asleep,

* My department and our ability to work together. It's cool to not have to vote anyone off the island!

* That all of my outside reviewer letters have come in in a timely fashion.

There's more, but I must save something for tomorrow's post, ala NaBloPoMo.


jen martin said...

NaBloPoMo...just think...only four more days of posts and then you DID it! :) Yay! :)

Today was a funny kind of day, eh? A definite whirlwind.

See you Thursday night!! :)

Ms. Strout said...

Hey! You left a comment on my creative writing blog page. Thank you for your input. I, too, am a big fan of Neruda, notably his "Ode to a Watermelon."

I was perusing your blog - WOW! You are quite the adventurer. Your students are very luckly to have such an eclectic teacher.

Thanks again for your input. I hope you visit again.

Happy Tuesday,