Christmas decoration efficiency . . . the Presbyterian Church’s Wassail Bowl sale opened at 10 – I ran across at 9:57 and got into the (heated, thankfully) anteroom. They let us in at 10 and I zipped over to the wreath display, where I competed with upstairs neighbors and colleagues and colleagues’ spouses for the wreath of my choice. I think I liked the ribbon on Hazel Gunn’s even more than the one I got, but my door looks good.
Total time? 15 minutes!
This was yesterday on the way home. Every year, the snowflakes show less and less on my hair . . . où sont les neiges d’antan?
We seem to have dodged the snowpocalypse – the weather maps are all much re-designed.
This morning the temperature is 32.2 degrees but the snow is falling steadily. I think it’s accumulating where there was already snow, but sidewalks and streets are staying clear (if slushy). I don’t have to go outside until later, when I need to walk a sick friend’s dog.
I had to take a walk or I would have just died!
. . . it’s kind of sweet if 6 or 7 of you are singing an a cappella arrangement of “My Girl.”
Mid-40s and overcast all day – but the rain all the weather folk predicted hasn’t shown up yet.
I started the day at a Board of Trustees session on our curricular review and reform. Somehow I got assigned 5 minutes to explain the current curriculum. I only took about 6. Of course, when I do it for a first year seminar, I spend about half an hour the first day and lots of little chunks thereafter. Still, I’m pleased with how the committee-from-purgatory has rounded out – and we already have one volunteer to run for the 5 open faculty positions on the Committee for Curricular Review and Reform.
The rest of the day – grey.
. . . and I keep looking up thinking I’ve seen a snowflake in my peripheral vision. But they’re just locust leaves.
More photo experimenting! That’s a failure – blurry red zinnia in the nearer foreground, sharp golden zinnias only inches behind.
I got a new camera last week and was playing in Pulteney Park yesterday evening – go to flickr to see the other versions, if you’re curious.
I grilled up on the balcony tonight – pork chops, brussel sprouts, and some pre-roasted fingerling potatoes. By 7:30 I needed the sweatshirt – but I’m still wearing shorts! Damn it, it’s September!
. . . now if I could only remember what to put them in!
Not that I get to spend the rest of the summer – there’s still a 4-day jaunt to NoVA between now and the start of classes – but I’m already enjoying 69.4 degrees fahrenheit!
The best thing I accomplished this weekend?
Prompted by the purchase of the new window unit, I went through the drawerful of owners manuals and product registration post cards and threw away everything that pertains to appliances I no longer own – including a couple I don’t even remember clearly.