Sunday, November 7, 2010

Just What I Needed

I had a pretty much blissful Saturday yesterday. With four hours of sleep, I flew to class (late, as usual) at 8:00 AM. Saturday classes are such a drag, but we just started a new one (510 - Human Development) and this might be the best professor I've ever had. My hand still hurts from basically transcribing every word he said during those four hours.

After school I met a friend for coffee and caught up for a couple of hours. I haven't done anything social (no, really) for weeks and weeks. I've had tickets to four theater shows and one movie outing planned, and I've canceled them all. Phone conversations have even been few and far between. So this leisurely (ish) meet up with my girlfriend was awesome.

After that I came home and got in a quick run. A few days ago I went for a run and it looked like this:

Yesterday it was grey and crappy, but only started to rain just as I was lacing up my sneakers and walking up to the track. Perfect. Not the best running conditions, but I've only been able to make it about 2 or so miles lately, so I wasn't out there long. And it always feels good to get out there no matter what the conditions are.

Then I came home and got to my homework. I did a few other things throughout the night - unloading the dishwasher, throwing in a load of laundry, writing the weekly note to Grandma - but mostly focused on getting my reading and assignments done for class on Wednesday. Next weekend is a three day weekend for me (Halle-frickin-lujah) and I'm going to try to get the next couple of weeks of homework done then, so now I only need to focus on getting myself caught up through this Wednesday. I almost made it, and probably could have pushed myself, but decided to leave a little reading and one short paper, and I made it to bed just after midnight.

It was such a good day!

Last night I slept a solid nine hours (unheard of, by the way) and now I'm headed to work to start my week. I love my Sunday - Thursday schedule, and we get to wear jeans on Sundays and the office is empty except for a couple of small teams, so it's a pretty easy day and I always get a lot done. It's a great way to to start out the week.

I don't quite have the whole work/school thing down (ok, not at all) and have been wondering if I ever will, so I really needed a good, productive, relaxing, encouraging day. I'm really grateful that I got one!


  1. Yay you!
    Sounds like a great mood lifter-I-can-do-this-thing sort of day!

  2. 9 hours of sleep! Amen to that!

  3. Hurrah! for lovely days.

    I just can't get over how gorgeous Portland is in the fall. Unrivaled beauty, and I've loved spending so much time on the trails soaking it up (and getting soaked sometimes, too) before it's gone.