A brief moment of joy yesterday when I walked into the grocery store and saw mini-daffodils -- the spring flowers are here! I bought two pots of mini-daffodils and one of heaven-scented white hyacinth. Soon there will be irises -- yay! I spent $11 on flowers, which is a significant portion of the weekly budget, but if I have to eat ramen to afford flowers, I'll consider that a worthwhile trade. :-)
Yesterday I also finished the laundry (4 loads!), though Kev's clothes aren't quite all put away yet and cooked a beef and potato curry for dinner. Oh, it was good to make curry again, and eat it. It made me happy. Kev and I watched a movie, Before Sunrise, which was both sweetly romantic and clever. I recommend it for your Netflix queue or local video store.
Afterwards, we ended up having a long discussion about transparency, confidentiality, and academia, in which we determined that my instincts are just deeply not in sync with the deceptive standards of the professional world, and it makes me stressed. So after a while, we stopped having that discussion and went back to just snuggling. I am glad and grateful that as a writer, I get rewarded rather than punished for being as honest as I know how to be.
Bob's calling me at 10 my time, and we talk book talk. My job interview's at 5:30. There's still cleaning to do around here, but I think I'm also just going to spend some of the day reading. I need a holiday, after my holiday.