Monday, April 17
Good morning! I haven’t done a daybook in a while, so thought I’d write one this morning while I try to jump start my brain. I’m pretty tired after cooking an Easter meal yesterday and deciding I was recovered enough to do some gardening. This may have been a mistake!
Outside my window…….it’s dark, but the birds are chattering and singing quite noisily. It’s so cheerful and a nice sound to hear upon waking up (as opposed to the weird yowl that woke my husband and I up at 2:40AM — one of our cats either was having a spiritual experience, heard/saw something that spooked her or just decided to be a little shit — it freaked us out and messed up my sleep. Grr.).
I am thinking…….about the work I need to do today — I have a final in one of my classes and need to study.
I am thankful for……health insurance and also the lifetime learning credit — I finally finished our taxes last night and that credit means a tidy refund is coming our way!
From the kitchen…..I need to finish a few dishes from yesterday and then get started on breakfast. I’m not cooking tonight as we have plenty of leftovers from yesterday, although at some point I should start thinking about the rest of the week.
I am wearing…..pjs and slippers.
I am creating…..mostly, messes. But I am also working on some birthday gifts for my family to share when we are all together at the end of the month.
I am going…….to campus later this afternoon and evening, but otherwise I am staying put!
I am reading……..textbooks about research methods and design and abnormal psychology. That last one has me diagnosing myself every other day, lol.
I am hoping……that the exam today isn’t too bad and that coffee restores my energy levels!
I am hearing…..birds outside greeting the morning and my husband stirring. The cats have just been fed so they are quiet.
Around the house…….things are a mess. The busy-ness of the semester and being sick mean the house is more untidy than usual. It will take me a little while to get that straightened up, especially as this week and next are still fairly busy with school assignments and exams.
One of my favorite things……coffee. This is always a given. And I’m just about able to taste it again, whee! Oh, and I did enjoy watching my nieces and nephew on their egg hunt yesterday, so FaceTime is another favorite.
A few plans for the rest of the week…..catching up on work, on school-work, studying, getting back to some household routines.
Here is a picture I am sharing…….from Easter dinner. We aren’t very religious, but I still like to celebrate the holiday with a special meal. It makes me feel close to my family, who are all doing the same thing far away. Also I am going to enjoy some leftover cream puffs for breakfast, so that is a nice bonus!