August 18

I have a list of things for which I’m thankful today:

Classes started today, which means I get to see more familiar faces on a regular basis and my tenured faculty friends get to share in the daily grind. Although that’s probably not on their gratitude list for today.
I ordered my books for grad school. And got a North Dakota State University binder that I’m excited to use for note taking.
I had lunch with my daughter. It was just leftovers at home, but it was great because said she really wanted me to spend my lunch break with her.
My faucet replacement finally arrived! I installed it (with 3 supervisors watching, my boyfriend and the two puppies) and there are no leaks. Hot water is now functional in the kitchen again!
I did some singing tonight, which I haven’t done in a long time. To the dog. And he did not whine, cry, or bark. In fact, I sang him to sleep. I must be getting better.