On the Profiles

We've reached Early Adulthood in my Human Behavior in the Social Environment class. It was so interesting, because that's where I'm at, folks! (A lot of you are too, I bet)

Facinating stuff, kids. For instance, did you know that there are three dimensions of love? Intimacy (warmth and closeness), passion (sexual desire), and commitment (the decision to maintain a relationship in spite of differences).
And those turn into eight profiles of loving relationships: Non-love, Liking (only intimacy), infatuation (only passion), empty love (only commitment), fatuous love (passion and commitment), romatic love (passion and intimacy), companionate love (intimacy and commitment), and consumate love (intimacy, passion, AND commitment!).
It's so funny to see something so big this broken down like this. I haven't decided if it's a helpful tool or an oversimplication. Probably both.

In other news: I asked a teacher I work with how he was doing today and he replied: "perfect!"
"Really!?" I exclaimed, slightly incredulous.
"Oh yes," he answered, "I'm getting perfecter every day."

I love this answer more than any other.

On Groceries

I grocery shopped today. There was a man in front of me in the check-out line with a cart filled with apple sauce and cheerios and peanut butter and apples and pears and rigatoni and plain tomato sauce, not to mention diapers and wipes and paper towels. I asked, he told me that he has three kids under the age of five. It made my heart happy to think of those kids eatting all those good kid-foods... Pears held with both hands, cheerios picked up one at a time, apple sauce spilling on the table.
In my basket I had two boxes of chicken broth, a wedge of parmesan, a rotisserie chicken, a butternut squash, four bagels, cream cheese, a yellow onion, two artichokes, a pomegranate, and vanilla ice cream.

I made risotto with pulled roasted chicken breast, cubes of roasted butternut squash, and dried cranberries. The leftovers are in three neat containers to be meals later this week. I'm steaming the artichokes, also to eat as meals (I bring putter to melt and I eat them cold). I took all the seeds out of the pomegranate and I'm eating some of them over a bowl of ice cream.

Food is more than just fuel, isn't it?

On the To-Do List

I'm getting a lot done!

Unfortunately, everything I'm getting done has to do with next year (my schedule, my syllabi, my field placement) and none of it has to do with my finals and stuff that's due in the next three weeks.


On Easing Myself In

The nice thing about my schedule is that I get to ease myself into the week. Monday and Tuesday I have to wake up at 7:30 to get to work by 9. I get out of work at 5.
Then Wednesday and Thursday I have to wake up at 5:30 to be at work by 7:15, and my days don't end until 9. Thursday is the apex of the week, by Friday morning it's all downhill to the weekend

It works pretty well for me.