Happy Halloween!I’ve been a smidgen lazy this weekend. I took a few days mostly just to chill and visit my sweetie at his parents’ place. There’s a lot of work I still need to do this semester, but actually not much due this week. And I need my sanity.
Here’s what I did this week. Thanks for Meg for my favorite weekly linkup.
I had a very bad night on Monday. You can read about it here. The apartment still smells rank, but at least it’s dry–here’s hoping the carpet cleaners come soon!
My roommate’s grandma sent us flowers out of the goodness of her heart while we were still recovering from the very bad night.I finished an essay for my grad workshop. It’s different than a lot of stuff I’ve submitted for workshop before, so I’m excited to share it with my classmates. It’s about tea!
I taught three lessons.
I finished grading my students’ second project.
I did my No-Shame November challenge! Details to come. Don’t forget–the deadline to participate is Saturday, November 5.I tried some new recipes, including these pumpkin bars that I took with me to workshop on Tuesday night, and these Buddha broth bowls with marinated tofu.I totally forgot to do the reading in one of my classes and was put very much on the spot on Wednesday. Oops.
I got an email from the association of grad student writers telling me that he can possibly re-schedule my thesis reading for April 13. Woohoo! If you’ve been following my blog in some detail, you know this has been a point of contention.
I published Caterpillar Crawl for October.
I went to a small get-together over a fire pit with some fellow English department grad students.
I did a teeny tiny bit of early Christmas shopping.
I voted. Or, at least, I filled out my ballot. I just have to mail it in now.
And finally, I drove about an hour and a half to visit my sweetie at his parents’ place. We had a really nice day together. We went on an excursion to find him a Halloween costume that turned into to an excursion to one of the biggest malls in the U.S. I might or might not have gotten really excited about the American Girl store. (The American Girl catalogues started coming out when I was really little, and they were such a huge part of my childhood! My sweetie was very patient.)
We also stopped for a quick lunch at Qdoba, which is much more popular in Colorado that it is in Kansas. I was reminded how much better I like Chipotle.In the evening, we went on a walk around his neighborhood and enjoyed the Halloween decorations, and we watched Battlestar Galactica and snuggled. The snuggles were much needed.
Sunday, I drove back to Fort Collins, did a little grocery shopping and laundry, and worked on a little homework in the evening. It’s been nice. Back to grading this week.
Qdoba or Chipotle?
U.S. readers: mail-in ballot or go to the polls?
Plans for Halloween?