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Surprisingly Good Day

I can’t figure out why today felt like a good day. From the time I got to work to the time I left I was barely keeping on top of the meetings and prepping for meetings and working on projects and answering email and coping with minor research guide disasters and all the other little things that defined my day. In fact, I came out of the day with a net gain in things-to-do-before-bed.

That’s right. Negative progress. And this is SPRING BREAK! Hah!!!

And yet, I’m in an uncommonly good mood and have been all day. We actually accomplished things in the meetings. Interesting things. And on top of it all, it was sunny and warm-ish, and I had occasion to walk across two separate beautiful (if slightly squishy from melting snow) campuses at least once each. And my new laptop is working beautifully (though still no wireless at home… the fix for that is “coming in March”…).

Tomorrow’s going to be all too full of running around, too. But I’m actually looking forward to it. It’s a challenge. A contest.

***Will Iris arrive for her presentation Wednesday morning with anything to say? Will her lit review get done this week? Will she fix the massively messed-up research guide for French and Francophone Studies? Will she even be able to start the course-specific research guides that have been requested, or planning for the classes she’ll be teaching? And all before classes start on Monday? Find the answers to these and other pressing questions by tuning in here, same bat time, same bat URL.***

And now I’m off to make myself a big pot of tea to keep me company as I plow through as much of this as I can tonight.

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  1. Steve Lawson Steve Lawson

    Ha! Makes me wonder if “mood” is conserved along with mass and energy and angular momentum, because I had the polar opposite day: I had little I needed to do, and accomplished even less, and have been in a foul mood most of the day for no apparent reason. So I’m hoping for a regression to the mean tomorrow. If you can keep up your good mood (perhaps at the expense of some other wretch this time), more power to you!

  2. Iris Iris

    I had no idea I was sucking your mood, Steve. Sorry about that. Mind you, I’ll do whatever it takes to have a good day tomorrow, too, so if I can’t find somebody else to suck dry…

    …Nah. That wouldn’t be worth it. I’m content with “ok” if you are. Deal?

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