Skip to content

Tag Archives: Sunday morning

Advising week

Advising week this year – which was last week already – at the library school probably wasn’t as busy as some. I had about 17 30-minute student appointments and last spring it was 21. I think I had more other meetings in between and all around the student appointments this year, though. I’m feeling uninspired […]

Sunday cooking



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, […]

Back in Madison, but still California Dreamin’

John sent me this New Yorker cartoon this morning, and it’s pretty much how I feel – I may be back at work but I’m still thinking about California vacation, and the final Dead shows. Today‚Äôs Daily Cartoon by Tom Toro. #TNYcartoons A photo posted by The New Yorker (@newyorkermag) on Jul 8, 2015 at […]

Father’s day cooking

Mark wanted waffles for father’s day; his mom’s sour cream ones, that I made with strained yogurt. Rach bought some of this Wallaby nonfat Greek yogurt last time she was here, and even though I usually don’t like 0% fat, this was really nice and creamy. I looked for it at the co-op and they […]

The Monday after Mothers Day

I had a pretty good Mother’s Day. The only one of my kids who was here was my “daughter in law”, John’s girlfriend, Megan. But both John and Al called, and my first foster daughter, Kaylah, posted a really nice mom’s day message on Facebook. I worked till about 9:30 on Saturday night, grading in […]

A “normal” Sunday

I’ve been trying to have a real Sunday – with somewhat mixed success. Instead of going for a walk first thing, I puttered around, and did some work – finished grading an assignment in one of my online courses – and washed my hair. And I baked a loaf of bread – less spongy (and […]

Chicago carryout breakfast

I wanted to go to Brobagel, on North Ave., because it’s one of the Jacobs Bros. Bagels brothers and they were my favorite Chicago bagel when I lived here 20 years ago. We rode up there on the red & blue lines, a surprisingly easy trip, even with Shamrock Shufflers going home from the race. […]

Overworked, under-noticed, and generally crabby

I’ve read a few things recently about how creative people, and everyone really, need downtime to re-charge. I feel like I get the illustration of lack of downtime every semester, when I think oh, I’m going to re-vamp this course, and I have all these creative ideas … and then, in the rush to get […]

A Chicago weekend of no pictures

We came down to Chicago on Friday. I’d picked this weekend because it was the first one when I thought I could stay over till Monday since the library conference/Super Bowl/blizzard weekend. We walked over Publican straight from the train and it was kind of a miracle. One minute we were standing there with all […]