Snow Day in February

So, we had a snow day today. Not that much fell, actually. But, since I was home, I decided to try out time lapse. I think it worked pretty well, actually. Watching the clouds was probably my favorite.

1 photo taken every 20 seconds for a total of 1,109 images over the course of 6 hours.

Enjoying

Have you ever had the chance to find a blog that you just connected with?

You read the words and looked at the pictures, and thought, “Yes!” because it was just what you had wanted to say along?

I’ve recently found that. She no longer blogs, but I’ve drifted through her archives, and they have made me so happy.  And with almost every post, I have found something that connected with me… that deep connection where you have to pause and think about what was written, because it was just that perfect.

I hope that you find a place like that.

Back to Work and Desks


I started work again. They are preparing for me to “phase out” (what an off-putting phrase, right?) when I leave for internship. Part of this involves my now keeping track of how I spend my time. Which amuses me to no end.

It feels somewhat like a cross between a survivor diary and a joke.

Day 1: I spent my first 20 minutes chatting with a coworker. Then, I tried to get my email to work. It’s only 9:30. HOW IS IT ONLY 9:30?? I checked pintrest, facebook, and reader. I have decided I need more friends, blogs, and craft time. I will continue to do this until 5PM.

Oh boy.

Truthfully, this is a good idea. I started this position as the first person who had run this part of the program, officially. That means there really was little to no direction provided for me, which is scary. My higher-ups don’t want the same thing to happen to my predecessor, which I wholeheartedly agree with.

In other news, I decorated my cubicle (as seen above). The corkboard, or whatever that is, was depressing, so I bought some fabric to cover it (4.98 for two yards!) and make my space more happy. My supervisor noticed it*, chuckled and said that everyone would know where I sit now.  I think he questions my sanity sometimes.

*how could you not notice it? 

Happy Thursday Folks!

Tell me, what does your desk spaces look like?

Home Again

We spent last weekend-ish in Orlando, and made it back yesterday morning.

We went for my conference, which marks the beginning of the academic year for me. So, my agenda today includes:

Unpacking
Doing laundry (any tips on hand washing dresses?)
Finishing up lecture notes for my first couple of weeks
Creating the menu and grocery list for the week
Book shopping

I also intend on soaking up these last two days of summer that I have by working in the garden, eating dinner outside, and enjoying the tan I gained from Florida.

What are your plans?

Since we last left off…

I’ve put together my dissertation committee.
I have taken and uploaded an obscene amount of instagram photos.
I had at least one good Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, as well as multiple awesome Saturdays and Sundays.
I was hired back for next year.
I read multiple books.
I turned down a job over the summer.
I began journaling.
I’ve worked on my sketchbook.
I’ve celebrated with friends and cried with friends.
I’ve neglected my wonderful pen pals.
I was asked to be someone’s bridesmaid (bridesmatron?!).
I have located the light at the end, and it looks brilliant.