1. I am definitely not looking forward to taking the mandatory exam I need to graduate, but I am glad that I've started working on my questions. I found that the Pomodoro Technique really helped me focus. At first the 25 minutes seemed unbearably long, and then I kind of got into the groove (if you can ever get into the groove while struggling to articulate your philosophy of librarianship), and ended up surprised at how quickly the time had passed.
2. The second book I read in 2013 - "The Color of My Words" by Lynn Joseph -- was just beautiful. Joseph paints a vivid picture of life in the Dominican Republic for 12-year-old aspiring writer Ana. I kind of wish I had my own class right now so I could read this to them!
3. Indian food for a late breakfast/early lunch. Upma, tamarind rice, and a dab of ginger pickle ... :D