Or at least have some snow, since it's prettier than rain. Or perhaps hibernate, like the bears.
Of course, there are several other factors adding to this mood. There are several people I'm waiting to hear back from regarding whether I can get a hold of items for my end-of-semester research papers this term, as well as for possibilities for exactly what I'll be doing next semester. And then there are questions with who I'll get to see and when during the Christmas break.
So basically, if I were given the task of marketing The Month of November, I might not be able to come up today with a better slogan than:
NOVEMBER. NOT MUCH FUN.
Then again, unlike the leaves, and despite this miserable waiting (how come Advent, the liturgical season of waiting, always seems to come early to me, I ask?) on several fronts, I'm not dead yet. The glass is half-full as well--granted, at the moment it's half-filled with rain, perhaps, but it's definitely not all bad.
- I'm halfway through my writing experiment, and I'm on track.
- I'm quite a bit more than halfway through my semester, and the next couple of weeks are lighter ones for school assignments, which means I can get ahead on my school assignments and still have space to work on some creative projects too.
- I live a pretty privileged life, really--food, clothes, shelter, grad student life that's intellectually stimulating, etc.