I have had a hellish couple of months between my health problems and mountains upon mountains of work and everything else that's stress-inducing. I'm taking some "time off," so to speak. I spent my entire winter break away from classes and teaching working on a lot, so while the first couple of weeks of the semester (both teaching and taking classes) are under way but still slow, I'm going to take advantage.
Guys, I was able to do my nails last night. Clear base and top layers. All in one sitting. This never happens.
And I've been watching Netflix, writing fanfic, drinking as much coffee as I want whenever I want, and have both the Echo Park Coven novels and the Tomb Raider games (2013 & Rise of) on my to-do list. It's only been a couple of days, but it's been freaking great.
I've been cheating here and there, of course. Sending my poetry manuscript to publishers, or stories to lit mags, that kind of thing. But I've been doing my level best to take it as easy as possible for these couple of weeks. I'm also trying not to freak about things I'm waiting to hear back on (PhD programs, publishers for my novel and poetry manuscript, lit mags, etc.), but that's neither here nor there.
In the meantime, I'm going to brew myself another cup of coffee and write some more fanfic. (And maybe break out that Johnnie Walker Black Label tonight.)