We have downgraded to MedWomCon Level 2 - "Guardedly Optimistic with a Side of Slightly Cynical"
First off, I have finally killed the junky asshole mosquito who has been biting me for 2 days. It bit me on the sole of my left foot, dammit! Who the hell ever heard of that?? But, he has gone the way of the dodo. And I did the savage dance of joy when he went down.
I also have found a new, local, totally extra-curricular, non-university related Activity (taking the nomenclature from dearest Hilaire) - it's not the same Activity as Hilaire's former Activity, but it's fun and it's 2 hours every Tuesday night and during said Activity I can think about nothing but the task at hand (i.e., no fretting about work, teaching, etc.) And it's done with other people and there's no TV involved. I feel like such a joiner - I love it!
TD and I have planned a trip to the mountains nearby in December - it's only for 3 days, but I am inexplicably giddy about it! It will be a totally decadent trip - we're staying in hands down the most gorgeous Bed and Breakfast I've ever laid eyes on and in one of their poshest, most glorious rooms. They have scone french toast, peeps! I'm all aglow. And the locale we're visiting is lovely and will be so beautiful around Christmas time. I envision much staring at the fire, walking in the woods, sitting out on the porch with Christmas lights twinkling and hot cocoa. Siiiiiigh. I feel relaxed just thinking about it. I think this will keep me going through this long semester!
Now, I must plan class for tomorrow and eat sour gummy worms.