This week, I am thankful:
for the joy our cat brings to us
She’s such a social cat, so she is always hanging out wherever we are. And this makes my girls very happy. 🙂
that tomorrow’s high is only in the 60s
I know I might get some hate for this one from the summer-lovers 😉 but oooh, I am so excited about a day where maybe I will want to wear long sleeves or throw on a hoodie.
Speaking of hoodies: I keep noticing that many of the young students on campus show up and walk to and from class wearing big ol’ hoodies, even when the temperatures outside are in the upper 80s.
Perhaps it’s because I was born in the 1900s (!) but this behavior confuses me.
86 is hot! Parking lots on an 86-degree day are even hotter. And cars that have been sitting in the parking lot are positively oven-like after class.
I feel sweaty just looking at these hoodie-clad kids.
But soon enough, the weather will be chillier, I will be able to wear a hoodie without getting sweaty, and I will be cheerful about that!
for the bars on my walking trails
Since I don’t have my own chin-up bar anymore, it’s nice that there are some outdoor bars on the trail where I walk.
They’re obviously good for chin-ups but also for hanging leg raises.
that my first microbiology exam will be over after today
I always feel not-that-great before a first exam; it’s hard to know what to expect when it’s a new professor.
After the first big test, then I have a much better idea of how to study and how to prepare.
I have done a respectable amount of studying, I’ve done tons of Quizlet review sessions, I did the study guide worksheet, I watched the review lecture, and I reviewed the PowerPoints…so hopefully that will be sufficient.
My brain is stuffed full of information about microbes. 😉
that my developmental psych tests are going to be open note/open book
My science class tests are most definitely not open note (!!!), so I was delighted to hear that at least my psych exams are going to be a non-challenge. Whew.
for friends in all my classes
Ok, well, I haven’t really made any friends in my one online class.
But I have made friends with the people around me in all my in-person classes. And that always makes class more fun!
This is one of the many reasons I massively prefer in-person learning for college classes. Online is not for me.
for my rental home
Man, I know I keep putting this on my list, but that’s because I keep feeling thankful for my rental.
When I think back to when I first moved here, I remember that at first, it felt like a strange place to be.
But now, a little over four months after the move, it really does feel like a happy place to come home to.
Funny enough, it seems like I have lived here way longer than four months! I had to count the months out on my fingers a few times, just to be sure I had it right.