This weekend was one for small acts of productivity. I'd bought a squash and a cucumber at the farmers' market and wanted to make something with them, partly for culinary practice and partly for not having vegetables rot in my kitchen.
I made soup (that needs a little tweaking of the spices) and refrigerator pickles (that will be evaluated in a week, once they can pickle enough). I also cleaned out the fridge and the cupboards. It's funny how you can feel like your life is crazy and you have too much work, but you can look a minor tidying job and think, "Well, at least all the plastic bags are in that box now and the Trader Joe's bags are folded in a reasonable fashion."
Today's dress wearing was not wildly fun, but sadly a necessary part of productivity. Studying is made mildly more interesting with a fancy dress though. A wedding dress deserves flair and flourish, it deserves sophistication, it deserves to be seen. Therefore, it should be wore while reading about dual route reading processing. And if socks are worn, they should be argyle and seasonally hued.
Also, if grad school has taught me anything, it's that holding a clipboard makes you look more official. Official people always seem to have a good prop. It gives you some "stage business" (as they say in the theatre) so that you can look busy without looking too busy and can draw dinosaurs in addition to important notes.