Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tuesday Randoms

Hi all! Happy Tuesday!!!

I've been so fixated on finishing my dissertation and consumed with issues of race and social justice in the wake of all of the bad news over the last few weeks, that I'd put writing about the everyday things on hold. So, I'm here today with a bunch of randomness.

  • Tyson's progress.  He's really settled in.  He's learned all of his commands. After about 3 months of working with him, he finally gets "down." Praise the Lord! He's also claimed a chair in the living room.  If you follow me on Instagram, then you've seen this pic: 
If he's not sleeping in the chair, then he just sits there for hours.  He's at the point where he'll jump into my lap if I'm sitting there.  He's claimed it. SMH. It's the only piece of furniture on which he's allowed to sit, and he takes full advantage of it. 
  • I can't stop eating cowboy caviar.  My girlfriend left a container of it over here on Sunday, and I've been devouring it.  I bet I could make it.  
  • I also can't stop eating potato chips, but I don't want to talk about it. :(
  • I submitted my dissertation last week, and in that time, I have been finding little errors, things that I just did not see when I was editing. Of course, I went to my crazy place and started telling myself how I'm not going to pass my defense and how I've said nothing in the document.  My insecurity was on 10 the other day, but I talked myself off the ledge.   I've really gotta work on being kinder to myself. 
  • I am going to commit myself to cooking dinner regularly again.  With the exception of my hubby doing some grilling, we've been eating out of boxes and containers for about two weeks.  I'm finally ready to get back on track.
  • And speaking of cooking, I'm back to counting Weight Watchers points again . . . with fidelity! I fell off, but I'm back in the saddle.  Cowboy caviar is WW friendly. Maybe that's why I'm taking it down by the plateful. It hurt to log those potato chips, but that's what flex points are for. 
  • I am READY for my haircut on Friday.  Keeping the top long and the sides and back short. I may never grow my hair back.  I thought I'd miss my locs more than I do, but I'm over them. 
  • I just ordered some texts for the classes I'll be teaching in the fall. I'm PUMPED!!! I also found my teaching schedule online. No late classes!!! Yay!!!!
I feel like I'm finally returning to normalcy.  I'm back to reading and commenting on my favorite blogs.  I'm off to the grocery store to prep for dinner, and Tyson is resting peacefully in "his" chair.  Life on the other side of the dissertation is on the horizon!

Until next time . . . I'll be debating salmon or turkey meatloaf for dinner. 


  1. Please be kinder to yourself. You've accomplished soo much! I know sometimes we can be our worst critic. I love you and enjoy these random post. :)