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Status Update


I’m too exhausted to post anything but this photo of a gift a student gave me. It’s a snowman made of little jars filled with the ingredients needed to make cocoa. How cute is this? Achievement of the day: final grades calculated and submitted. Disappointment of the day: feeling too weak and sick to attend the departmental party at my favorite restaurant. The #1 enemy of the day: people pleasers who create too much hustle and bustle in their attempt to make everybody happy and who end up causing only trouble and annoyance. Tomorrow I have to be at work, too, by the way. And then I will probably just drop dead.

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5 thoughts on “Status Update

  1. Such a great, cute AND useful giftūüôā


  2. That’s adorable! I want to make one with a jar full of something a little stronger than peppermints though, if you know what I mean.ūüėČ


  3. To end with something positive, Google tells me today is 120 years birthday of the Nutcracker (–©–Ķ–Ľ–ļ—É–Ĺ—á–ł–ļ). Do they refer to a fairy tale or a ballet? There is a Russian song about this fairy tale:


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