What's better than doing something nice for someone else? Not much, says me. Craftylilly posted about this, and I'm in on it. Here's the deal.
Be one of the first three bloggers (sorry, blogless and blog-free friends; maybe you should get blogs so you can play these reindeer games!) to leave a comment on the post requesting to join this PIF, and some time during the next 365 days, I will send you a hand made gift. All you have to do in return is make the same promise on your blog. C'mon, join. I'm feeling a craft explosion bubbling in my fingertips!
So, yesterday I was all Miss Down-in-the-Dumps. As ever, I''m slogging through grading and wishing I could do it more quickly. I couldn't even knit; you know that means I was down. I'm ever the optimist, though, and even though I whined about how I wished I could call in sick today, I went in and gave a good performance for my students. BF Kim and I were talking recently about how much performance is a part of teaching, and sometimes, that's the best part of it for me. Classes went really well, and the same students I resented yesterday, well, are redeemed. I like them again.
The best part of the day, though, was knowing that I was going to the Samples and Seconds Sale at Lexie Barnes. I met my pal Amy for a quick lunch and discussion about writing, then we shopped our little hearts out. I got myself an adorable tote bag (justified by the fact that putting stacks of student papers in it would make me less down about having to grade. Whatever it takes, people.) and I picked up a few gifts, too.
Tomorrow night is Neal's annual Road Kill Fundraising Dinner (don't ask. Really.), so it's a girl's night with treats and drinks here. I may even get a few gifts made. What are your plans for the weekend?