Location: PhD office
I am wearing: Burgundy zip-up bunnyhug sweater, purple polo shirt, brown dress pants, navy argyle knee socks, brown leather shoes.
I have consumed most recently: leftover farmer sausage (we found some at Superstore!), celery, apple, raisins. Lots of raisins.
And the tea of the day: Monkey King Jasmine.
I am listening to: Bongo drums being played somewhere outside. You heard me. Bongos. (Earlier, it was a trumpet.)
I am procrastinating from: Reading this book that I'm teaching tomorrow. I'm having a meeting to discuss it in twenty minutes.
High points of the day: Having the office to myself for most of the day, getting a good discussion going with my students, having tea with the department's other Germanist.
I am considering: Walking home from school today. It's a beautiful day.
Reservations about this plan: Is my backpack too heavy to do that? And I'm not wearing my runners, and so I have no arch support. While my back be in pain, as a result of this decision? Or will I feel better for having walked so much?
Making me smile: Flowering trees and bunnies hopping around outside my window.
Best parts of the new office: Window to the outside (where I can watch bunnies and flowering trees), and the adjoining common room (where I can sit down for tea with people).
I am feeling: Shockingly cheerful and optimistic.
Word of the day: bees. I like to say that word a lot. Especially when I'm cheerful. Bees. Bees. Bees. Say it with me!
My fears about the probable reader response: This overwhelming cheerfulness might alienate what readers I have. Except for Ariann. She's more cheerful than I am. At least I'm not talking about Hello Kitty.