This week, I am thankful:
that Tuesday is over
Because things always seem to happen in clusters, on Tuesday of this week, I had a microbiology exam followed by a microbiology lab with two quizzes, followed by a chemistry exam.
I am so happy to be on the other side of that day! And while I’m still waiting on my chemistry grade, I got back A’s on the other three. Whew.
that microbiology lab is almost over
We had our last three-hour lab this week, and next week is our lab final.
So after that, no more lab for the rest of the semester. Yay!
This lab has been a lot of work, and having it off my plate is really going to help me.
for the satisfaction of learning things
This morning I saw in the news that there is a listeria outbreak right now. And because I am in microbiology right now, I felt curious about the details of listeria bacteria.
I googled and saw this little summary, and I felt a little thrill of delight that I knew what all of these words meant!
I don’t even really like microbes that much, but I still felt happy to understand what I was reading about listeria.
that the semester end is in sight
Four more weeks of class + one week of finals, and then I’m done!
for a new dishwasher
The dishwasher in my rental has been having extremely unpredictable leaking (like, once a month for no apparent reason), so the landlord had a new one installed this week.
I haven’t been a renter since the year 2000, so it’s a weird experience to get a new appliance without paying for it directly.
for early morning light
You all know that the late afternoon darkness that comes with the end of DST is…not my favorite.
But I do appreciate that now it is light enough for a walk really early in the morning.
that elections are over
I’m glad the signs will be taken down and that I will stop having a mailbox full of political mailers every day.
for a washer and dryer
I was thinking this week about how thankful I am to have a rental with a washer and dryer. Having to go to a laundromat would be much less fabulous.
for tacos on a hard day
Tacos do not solve problems, but they do lift the spirits a bit. 😉