11/27: cobbler

Last year we realized that what we most wanted to make for Thanksgiving was cobbler and we decided to make only that.  This year we chose to go the same route, perhaps transforming last year's lark into a tradition.

11/26: a handful

Getting to sleep in a little bit.

Buying groceries with Chris for tomorrow's cobbler, and getting other goodies in the process.

Playing with the cats.

Listening to A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd while sweeping the floors.

Taking pictures at Woolly Hollow and down at the dock.  Here's one from Woolly Hollow:

11/25: work, but less hectic

It was the last day of work before a long weekend, and a good number of students, faculty, and staff had already left for the holiday.  I had a quiet and calm but productive Greek class and then a few afternoon meetings with students--a nice way to ease into a little break.

11/24: music slipped in

I made a late-in-the-day decision to go to the college orchestra's concert this evening.  I had never heard Steven Gerber's Spirituals before, and I'm glad I now have.  I'm especially grateful to have heard his "Homage to Ravel" (inspired by "There is a Balm in Gilead").

11/23: rainy day outing

We were a bit stir-crazy by this afternoon, so even though we weren't feeling 100% we took a drive out to Wolly Hollow.

11/22: marathon

Chris had a bad migraine today and in solidarity I watched lots of episodes of The West Wing on Netflix with him.

11/21: wrapping up

My part of the utopia course ended today.  We still have some team-taught and workshop sessions after Thanksgiving break, but I've now taken two groups of students through what I wanted them to read, experience, and think about, and that feels good.

11/20: 8 hours

...of sleep...on a school night...rare.