I'm currently referring to the fact that I never want to take off my Uggs ever, ever, ever again.
J Crew Cashmere Sweater
Joe Fresh Skinny Jeans
Ugg Josette Boots
Kate Spade Watch
Earrings via Etsy
However, I could also be referring to the current state of disaster my house is in or the "meals" we've eaten for the past 2 weeks. (Let's just say both the Thai delivery lady and the guy who mans the rotisserie chicken part of the grocery store would be able to pick me out of a crowd.) I'm willing to blame Christmas, end-of-semester-rush, or hosting a debate tournament in T -5 weeks...or we could go with D) all of the above.
I'm sort-of consoling myself by saying that things will settle down after Christmas, but they'll gear back up quickly enough. Hopefully I'll be able to fit some cleaning into the lull period.
Yesterday it snowed. Kind of hard. We thought it was going to flurry so we went out ice-skating (well, two skaters and a spectator, I don't participate in winter sports; I do however drink warm beverages and wave at skaters like a freaking boss). Then we had lunch by the skating rink--by the time we came out it was coming down fast and hard. (That's what she said?) Of course, in a panic, the schools all closed. We then woke up to find that it had rained overnight and the only dangerous part of the road was my driveway.
Unfortunately, while elementary schools closed, the Naval Academy was still open for business (or whatever...open for hegemonic projection? Plz advise). And I had a final to give at 0755. And I had sort of promised donuts and coffee. So I packed up mini-me and we bailed from my house at 0640 (ughhhh forever).
I was worried because 6 is not known for being a patient age, or an age good at being quiet for sustained periods of time. Heavy bribes were offered (donuts, hot chocolate). Toys were packed. It turns out, a classroom with a white board and multiple colored markers is all you really need.
When you have to give an EXAM on a SATURDAY less than 3 weeks before Christmas, you want to dress festively and comfortably. (You also want to dress in garments that will stretch so that you can eat one of the donuts you brought your students, along with coffee, to make the experience at least slightly more pleasant.) Honestly, what kind of draconian institution do I work for, scheduling exams on Saturdays in December?! Oh...right...
Anthropologie Netted Stanza Top
J Crew Velvet Capris
J Crew bow flats
Kate Spade Bourgeois Bow Earrings
Pearl Cluster Bracelet via Etsy
Today was our department's holiday party. It was also the day I signed up to do Safe Spaces training (to support gay and lesbian students at the Academy) so I missed the round robin gift exchange we usually do. However, since I contributed a gift, there was a bottle of wine sitting on my desk waiting for me when I got back! It's like the Spirit of Christmas wants to get me drunk. Ho ho ho!