Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Red Letter Day

I'm not really sure I'm using that phrase right, but today has been pretty awesome. Not in a BIG NEWS kind of way, but in a "all the things worked out" kind of way. First, I wore my new skirt to work (I'm trying a new thing where sometimes I wear skirts to prison). It's basically my most favorite piece of clothing from the last year, and that includes the four pairs of overalls I've purchased. I got so many compliments and felt so pulled together all day. And it's not fussy or too snug or short, so I didn't once wonder if it was prison-appropriate or not. On my drive into work I finished a podcast by Dan Savage and started another with the author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. I had an awesome meeting with my leadership team, where we developed a reimagined org chart and then defined our collective priorities (which makes me feel very chief-y to say, btw). In prep for that meeting, I reorganized my office which made it feel more like "mine" and now has me brainstorming what I can use to decorate. Any ideas are welcome! Decorating in a prison is hard because there's so much I can't bring in. Right now I have a plant, a small canvas, a picture of the kids on my desk, and a Rosie the Riveter coffee mug, plus the giant sticky notes we used for our planning session.

I left work and hit almost no traffic , so I had time to grab a salad before my last class of the term. Now I'm proctoring the final and none of my students are making any disgruntled or frustrated noises.

AND, to top it all off, I got a chocolate chunk cookie from Panera to offset my double salad day, and it was everything I'd hoped it would be. And totally guilt free because I went to yoga yesterday and today I ate a vegetable.
I obviously don’t know what to do with my hands. But POCKETS!!

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