I want to record something good about each day.

» January

  • first: ate my collard greens and black-eyed peas, started reading my first book of 2019
  • second: explored a new-to-me local library, saw Mary Poppins Returns in theaters (and am fairly certain Mary Poppins took Annabel, John, and Georgie Banks to Diagon Alley)
  • third: made some money, "Grandma is shitting a sweater" (courtesy of Owen)
  • fourth: made some money, got four books for free (courtesy of store credits)
  • fifth: the sun made an appearance
  • sixth: scored a new pair of jeans on clearance for $4
  • seventh: the weather was fantastic, made some money
  • eighth: abandoned a lame book and started a new Sarah Waters novel
  • ninth: my first day of class didn't suck
  • tenth: cleansed myself of a loser, got off work early
  • eleventh: survived my first days of class without major mishap, ate two excellent tacos at Laredo
  • twelfth: road trip to Florida
  • thirteenth: met Noah, drove on the interstate by myself
  • fourteenth: made some money
  • fifteenth: went to see Aquaman with Noah and laughed our asses off at the cheese
  • sixteenth: drove through the country at sunset
  • seventeenth: made some money, practiced talking in class
  • eighteenth: went "hunting" with Noah + first kisses
  • nineteenth: bought some new clothes
  • twentieth: "this shirt is made of boyfriend material"
  • twenty-first: spent MLK wandering around an outdoor mall (and miracle of miracles, did not buy a thing)
  • twenty-second: went bowling and aimlessly driving with Noah
  • twenty-third: managed to drag myself to both my classes despite feeling like shit
  • twenty-fourth: made some money, finished a paper on time, "TEACHER I'M FINISHED"
  • twenty-fifth: tried a workout class (something new!), good cuddles with Noah
  • twenty-sixth: received seven (!) books + snacks from my book swap buddy
  • twenty-seventh: cleaned my bathroom and did a bit of general tidying up
  • twenty-eighth: ended the dry spell, thank god
  • twenty-ninth: more quality cuddling
  • thirtieth: made some money, survived a group presentation
  • thirty-first: received a raise and a note from my boss praising my hard work

» February

  • first: pizza, fireball, and all-night cuddles
  • second: met Leigh Bardugo at her Atlanta King of Scars book signing
  • third: survived a Superbowl party with Noah and met his mother + her friends without dying of embarrassment
  • fourth: made some money, walked to and from campus instead of taking the transit
  • fifth: discussed favorite baby names with Noah and learned we have compatible taste
  • sixth: we've developed a habit of watching Family Feud during dinner
  • seventh: it was a beautiful warm sunny day and everything was smashing
  • eighth: survived another workout class
  • ninth: another meeting between the beau and the parents was a success
  • tenth: quesadillas and aimless driving with boyfriend because there's shit to do around here
  • eleventh: made some money
  • twelfth: pub dinner with the beau
  • thirteenth: I ate a delicious chocolate cupcake
  • fourteenth: made money, ate too much sugar, cuddled on the couch and watched movies with Noah
  • fifteenth: I must have slept through this day because I don't remember it
  • sixteenth: took a spontaneous breakfast and book shopping trip, rode an electric golf cart through the woods with the beau (not recommended), the sun was shining
  • seventeenth: 4 wheeler riding and watching Noah take a polar plunge
  • eighteenth: took the day off, the sun came out
  • nineteenth: discovered the joys of windpouches
  • twentieth: sneaked over to Noah's after deciding to continue procrastinating my essay
  • twenty-first: made some money
  • twenty-second: literally a gorgeous day, survived another workout class, dinner with his mom + ridiculous milkshakes
  • twenty-third: became better acquainted with the quirks of shopping with a man, sat by the river together
  • twenty-fourth: woodland hikes with the beau on the farm and in the state park (we spent the entire weekend together and it was great)
  • twenty-fifth: made some money, so many kiddos in their pajamas at work today
  • twenty-sixth: spent most of the day doing grad school research, this list is the worst idea I've ever had, but I ended the day with beau
  • twenty-seventh: dinner and a movie with him
  • twenty-eighth: made some money, passed out on the couch and snored apparently

» March

  • first: "I think there's more country in you than I give you credit for" as we ride in the swampy woods at night
  • second: learned how to fish again + mud riding + nachos and ice cream
  • third: "wait... DID THAT GUNSHOT KILL BRUCE WILLIS IN THE BEGINNING?" (movie night with Noah, who somehow managed to go into The Sixth Sense not knowing that plot twist)
  • fourth: made some money, introduced Grover to Noah's place, he was not a fan
  • fifth: survived a presentation
  • sixth: some light shopping with Noah + a pitaya bowl for me
  • seventh: made some money, progressed to video interview stage of the Summer Discovery job
  • eighth: progressed to phone interview stage of Summer Discovery job, saw Captain Marvel with Noah
  • ninth: had my faith in humanity restored by seeing the way local communities are coming together to aid those affected by Sunday's tornadoes
  • tenth: spontaneous road trip to my ancestral lands with Noah hyper-vigilant in the passenger's seat, looking for turkeys
  • eleventh: journey to Tennessee
  • twelfth: Alum Cave hike + an evening on the town
  • thirteenth: Abrams Falls hike + Cades Cove + dragging our tired, muddy asses into Mellow Mushroom and witnessing someone get busted for a fake ID
  • fourteenth: journey home + that stop for fried fish and veggies in Chattanooga
  • fifteenth: trail riding + tacos with Noah
  • sixteenth: seeing so many people festively dressed for St. Patrick's Day at the pub
  • seventeenth: watched a film I didn't enjoy... but it had Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund, and Charlie Hunnam in it
  • eighteenth: made some money, finished an assignment on time
  • nineteenth: finished an assignment, Noah cooked dinner for us
  • twentieth: bombed the wrong GRE (yes, this was humorous), minor explorations on trail with N
  • twenty-first: made some money
  • twenty-second: bombed my phone interview but whatever
  • twenty-third: hiking on the lake with Noah and Grove
  • twenty-fourth: went shopping and bought clothes + a pair of shoes I really like
  • twenty-fifth: made some money
  • twenty-sixth: had my African-American literature reading + journal entry completed BEFORE CLASS!!
  • twenty-seventh: my boss told me I've earned a "glowing reference" from him, I did a workplace observation in a library and spoke to the librarian for 2 hours about how cool the job is
  • twenty-eighth: made some money
  • twenty-ninth: road trip to DeSoto State Park
  • thirtieth: hiking + waterfalls + exploration of a tiny, quirky mountain town
  • thirty-first: beautiful drive home + further exploration on wooded trails
jan 1 2019 ∞
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