- I rediscovered my computer’s Recycle Bin after accidentally deleting it two+ years ago. It feels good to know those 3,761 items are gone for good.
- A man walked into the shop near close last week and handed my coworker and me a single pink tulip each. It brightened my day.
- Daniel survived the end-of-semester panic and is now safely within winter break.
- Most of our friends left town to visit family for the holiday; it’s a bit sad.
- A small portion of Daniel’s family is coming to visit just in time for Christmas.
- I restarted work on a scrapbook of lithograph prints from nineteenth century biology books; it’s tedious work for someone who doesn’t enjoy scrapbooking, but I’m pleased with the results so far.
- I started Reading Women’s Stories: Female Characters in the Hebrew Bible. It’s a nice introduction to literary theory and Biblical poetry.
- Daniel introduced me to Deadwood, an HBO series about the post-Civil War, American gold rush. It’s fascinating, humorous, and disturbing.
- I bought a few American Apparel pieces on ebay.
- I made a few decisions regarding future educational and career goals.
- A new friend (and former Zumba instructor) invited me over for a weekend Zumba class.
- I miss ballet.
- This is my first year formally partaking in the Advent season; I’m convinced it’s a necessary first step toward Christmas. It encourages contemplation and separation from the Christmas rush. I think participating in Advent is the reason I look forward to Christmas this year.
- I’m loving British fashion blogs.
Things have been a bit dull, but there’s nothing to complain about. I am grateful to live in a place I love near wonderful people, even if the bulk of them are currently out of town.