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And now, where did the week go!?

Happiness for the holiday weekend is discovering that Goodwill is open 8:30 to 5:00 on Monday – so I don’t have to do my dirty job for the weekend, sorting clothes to be bagged to go to Goodwill, today, Saturday. I can put it off until tomorrow, and continue puttering, making tomato sauce, and cutting […]

Where did the weekend go?

I think this was my weekend of taking in strays, or being a good Samaritan, or something like that. On Friday, I worked at home, and Mark got back from his Door County vacation. We had chips (leftover from new students orientation at library school) and fresh salsa and corn pudding for dinner. I made […]

Plum Kuchen

On Sunday night, I made a plum cake with the little plums I got at the Farmers Market. I took it to work on my bike on Monday, for an all day meeting. There was some left and I had another slice for breakfast at work on Tuesday. I think it only has about 250 […]

What a day …

What a F’ing day … Started off & the cats were just being pesty, hissing at each other, knocking stuff down, getting into everything. Like when I went into my bathroom and Hammie was standing on the toilet seat splashing water everywhere. Easy to remember because she’s in my lap now, squeaking and butting my […]

Birthday dinner

  Julia Child’s birthday is August 15th, which was a Saturday this year, so that seemed like as good a reason as any to have my birthday dinner that night, even though my real birthday was the Tuesday before. Julia turned 103 – I’m a lot younger, I just feel like 103 sometimes. We had […]

Saturday Before Staycation Week

The new graduate student’s Bootcamp is done, and now I “just” have to grade my 28 internship students, which means their journals and papers to read, and their overall participation in the online course to assess.  Next week I’m doing a “Staycation”. On Monday, I have an eye doctor appointment, and I want to take […]

Sunday cooking


Random food shots

  Today I put the yellow eye beans in a casserole with corn salsa and chicken and corn tortillas and cheese. Tomorrow I am going to cook them with kale and olive oil and garlic. I think that’s sleek (kale with black-eyed peas and bulghur), that we used to eat at Mideastern restaurants in Pittsburgh. […]


I got two CSA boxes in a row, and then we ate carry out Friday, and at a steak house on Saturday. Three cucumbers, 4 patty pan, 1 zucchini, a couple of yellow summer squash, a bunch of scallions, one smallish fennel, half a purple onion (its uncut mate not shown), three Walla Walla onions, […]

It’s that time of year again ….

The deeps of summer, when I just want to hang out on the porch and read and drink iced coffee in shorts and flip flops. Or even – dare I say it – go on vacation, like everyone else. But instead, I am swamped with work, 28 students in internships to supervise via an online […]