Look closely and you might notice a theme developing:
A whole week off school! And not a moment too soon.
Chocolate chip cookies that come out of the oven exactly the way you want them to (Sure, maybe yours always do, but I am not so good about turning on timers and/or remembering that there are cookies in the oven.)
A small suitcase to keep me from overpacking. Well, overpacking too egregiously.
The twitch I know I can cause in my mother by mentioning that I began packing at 10:30 the night before my departure
Eastern Market and its brunchy, farmers' markety, arts and craftsy goodness
Tim Russert, may he rest in peace
Friday (Yes, I said in a Friday Love List that I love Friday. Ooh, meta. Or something.)
Having time to read things of my own choosing
Getting to watch the Packers again next week
The Macy Day Parade
Turkey, stuffing, and potatoes
Pumpkin-intensive dessert items
H&M (Now with Jimmy Choo! I may soon be regretting that small suitcase!)
Not being in charge of middle schoolers for nine entire days
The way that all of this goodness kicks off today at 3:30. This Friday is even more lovable than most.