...which means I'm a mere five days away from my very last final. Yahoo! I'm ready. No I'm not. I need more time! So much to do, so much to do. I can't wait to have an empty calendar. (Until eventual boredom sets in, of course. Having nothing to do long term always sounds better in theory, no?)
Even though the pressure climbs with each passing day, and this will be a weekend chock full of responsibilities, I'm celebrating the passing of another week. However, once I'm free as a bird I want things to slow down so I may properly enjoy them. Because I should be able to control the passage of time. Totally reasonable.
1// I've been practically living in my favorite coffee shop. I spent about 7 hours camped out there the other day. True story. I love the vibe, but also the fact that I can get good food (i.e. I don't have to leave to sate my hunger midday). Their breakfast and lunch sandwiches are off the hook. I simply don't feel the same way about Starbucks (though I wish that weren't true). 2// I've really been trying to avoid biting my nails. I've gnawed them into nubs since the age of six, so I have to be conscious about falling back into old habits... especially when I'm stressed or nervous (I nipped it in the bud a couple years ago). The answer: always keep my nails painted. I was short on time the other night and opted for this glittery topcoat. It's so festive. I feel like a Disney princess. 3// Every year the boys and I each find an ornament that represents the past year. Kiddo fell in love with Dr. Who, so he chose a dalek ornament. (It's a robot thingy.) I wanted to recognize my graduation, but nothing was striking my fancy. I wanted something unique... and finally found it in this vintage owl graduation ornament on Etsy. It's really charming and quirky. 4// Mario and I randomly stepped into the local camera shop and were introduced to this Nikon telephoto lens for my camera. Someone was upgrading to a more powerful lens, so I scored this barely used one for less than half the normal price. I can't wait to stretch its legs! 5// This guy. I'm going to miss him. Apparently he told me he was going to be gone for 10 days straight, but I mentally blocked that fact. I did, however, score a quick dinner date involving fish tacos last night while Kiddo was at fencing. It's the little moments, you know?