Friday, February 22, 2008

Small Pleasures

I had a really nice end to a really long and difficult week. I've been thinking about it for a few hours and I decided today was nice because:
  1. I ate yogurt with frozen blueberries. The blueberries are still cold enough to be refreshing and yet soft enough that they don't hurt my teeth. It's so darn delicious.
  2. I bought a candy bar, but didn't eat it yet. I am learning self control!
  3. I got a really reassuring email from one of my new editors and it made me feel good inside to have someone say, "this story will be really awesome!"
  4. I watched the finale of American Gladiator. The women's segment made me cry. I just absolutely love watching television that highlights the achievements of women in a completely empowering environment. That was some darned amazing footage. I want to tape it and have my kids watch that instead of the other crap that's out there.
  5. I made it onto the list to have lunch with Philip Gourevitch! He is coming to Pittsburgh next week, right before Jonathan Safran Foer, with whom I am NOT having lunch :(

Even though I feel a lot of pressure mounting in the final five weeks before I turn in my thesis, I am really glad I can sit back and breathe while I enjoy these little things. Hopefully I'll make it through with my sanity.


Anonymous said...

ok,ok i still don't know have you or havent you our cory woveled lately.i realy need this info.

Katy said...

well, since we have only 20 feet of sidewalk in front of the house and the wovel is taller than me, i tend to favor the snow shovel. however, there was a wet and heavy snow one of the days last week and i needed the wovel to hoist it all off the porch steps.