What’s this? A second post from me in as many weeks? Bizarre. As the title of the post suggests, the term and its various responsibilities are really rolling now (to switch my metaphors). I’m three weeks in now, a spot that, I find, to be kind of the sweet spot of the term. Everyone is still (relatively) enthusiastic. Grading either hasn’t started yet or has just begun so it’s not fully soul-crushing. You start to get into the groove (metaphor #3) of lecture prep. Your body starts to get back onto a schedule so 6:30 am doesn’t seem quite as awful as it did. Plus its lighter now in the morning — though my ridiculous dog still refuses to get up when I do.
That said, it’s 7:30 pm on a Monday night and I’m in a coffee shop working. With plans to return first thing tomorrow morning.
I bought this dress for a steal in the Gap’s holiday sales when visiting the Northern Tundra. Apart from the skirt being a bit fuller than I typically go for, it’s everything I mights want in a dress. Stripes. Comfy cotton. Flattering, waist defining diagonal stripes. In the future I plan to try it out with a belt. The pendant is one I’ve had for ages, purchased for $6 in the H&M in University town with A.Dubs & D.Med. Sadly, its “silver” finish is starting to wear so I’ve got to keep my eye out for some sort of workable replacement.
This is the grey twin to the plaid blazer from last week’s post. I love it as well. I don’t have much to say about this outfit apart from the fact that I was stopped by two colleagues today who wanted to tell me they liked it. So, I’ll chalk this up in the win column.
Anyone else feeling a moment of early February optimism before the reality sets in?