All in all this was a pretty good week. This was officially the last week of class, even though I have one more class on Monday. Sadly, I'm not out of the woods because I still have many papers outstanding and a presentation to give. But, as this point I have hope. Luckily, I work most efficiently under tight deadlines, so I'm feeling fairly confident I can pull it all off. Ask me again in four days and I might have a less optimistic point of view, but right now, I'm poised to spend the next three days in full fledged paper writing mode. I should be productive.
Other good things this week...
The week started with pulling off the *monster* presentation of the semester Monday morning. That's behind me. Right after that, it was time to head down to the convo center to listen to Bill Clinton speak. Yeah, you read that right. Mr. Ex-President. It was surreal. I forgot my glasses so all I really saw was a poof of white hair and a blurry face. His speech was pretty subdued. Some food for thought for sure, but nothing show-stopping. During the steel drum band pre-show, we were hoping he'd burst through the curtain playing his saxophone, but no such luck.
Other good things this week included an email from The Weepies announcing that they are coming out with a new album next year and will be on tour in '08. Yay! Also, there is a Top Chef holiday special on tonight. Why I am so obsessed with this show, of all the shows, I don't know. But it's definitely TV bliss, and I'm excited to catch a new episode between seasons.
Also good this week, I officially caught the holiday spirit. A few weeks ago I impulsively signed up for an ornament swap at Red Velvet Art. While I should have been writing papers, I stole a couple hours this week to sew up my ornaments. I got them done and out in the mail.
Today, two ornaments arrived in the mail for me. Good stuff. It's been a fun treat to share a little craftiness with strangers. There are a lot of cute handmade ornaments on Flickr if you're looking for ideas. Check here and here and here.
This week I also decided we didn't need a Christmas tree this year, even a tiny one, but we did need something festive. It occured to be that a wreath could be decorated like a Christmas tree. Why not, you know? So, earlier this week I stopped by the market and picked up a wreath and some greenery. Matt's mom passed down a bunch of his childhood Christmas decorations, so we have some adorable vintage softies and candles cheering up our mantle. And this took 30 minutes to set up. Perfect.
So, all in all a good week. Now, it's time for Top Chef. Then to bed, so I can block out everything in my life but writing papers for the next three days straight. Home stretch.