Oh So Quiet . . .

Today was oddly decent, which means I’ll spend tomorrow waiting for the other shoe to drop. No worries, though.  things are kind of quiet right now.  My only concern is that I have enough students to run a summer course.  I should, but they’re slow in signing up right now, and that’s got me worried. …

Seeking My Creativity Groove

Since I had nothing better to do, I figured that I’d check my bookshelf for that vintage cooking series that I mentioned earlier.  At the very least, I could go through it and see if there was anything worth preparing. The short answer is nope.  Nothing in them that I would cook, let alone eat,…

Friendship and Food

On Friday, I received a surprise visit from one of my favorite former students.  She’s off attending graduate school and returned to the area for personal business; she thought enough of me to stop by and show her face. I’m glad she did. 

It’s Friday!

When I got into my car this morning, I noticed a small grayish-brown speck about eight inches from my face.  Now, I’ve been having my migraines again – painful ones, at that – and I didn’t necessarily take what was in front of me as actually being in front of me.  It was, after all, a…

The Better Angels of Our Nature

I haven’t heard anything about my Jane Austen plan, but then again, with the end of the school term in sight, it’s not as if I’m going to get a lot of support now, anyway.  This is something that I’ll have to bring up after finals, and I know that.  It’s going to be interesting,…

Magical Mystery Tour

Today was a Magical Mystery Tour kind of day.  Got up and saw the crisp blue sky, and the warmer-than-usual temps, and decided to let the day take charge.  No planning, no scheme, no . . . nothing.  I would let things happen as they might.  To go with the flow, you might say, and…

Eight Pounds

You know, in reviewing my posts from the last week, it’s clear that my current illness dates back before Wednesday.  Heck, I’ve been sick all week and just didn’t connect the dots.  It was wet and cold today, and since I’m on the tail-end of whatever it is that’s going around, I decided to stay…

Thank You for Your Order

Apparently, being a squeaky wheel has benefits.  An hour after I sent my complaint to Anovos, I received no fewer than four (4) e-mails, all of which assured me that my order was now “packed, sealed, and shipped.” Two weeks, nothing.  One snotty e-mail, action! I do not believe in singular causation, but this is…

Netflixing

In an attempt to be less dramatic and more positive, I think it’s best to focus on those things that are positive. Believe it or not, I’ve not seen Netflix’s House of Cards.  Well, wait – that’s not quite true.  You see, I’ve seen the first two or three episodes of it, and that shouldn’t…