I took M to the Museum of Play after school on Friday, and she insisted on wearing her new cape, and the kitty ears we'd attached to her hat. There were surprisingly few kids there, for it being Halloween - I guess they were getting a head start on trick-or-treating? What few kids there were… Continue reading superkitty enjoys trains. [304.365]
M's first Halloween. Aww.
M asked for a sweater when we got home from school today, and told me she wanted her sweater that's "like mama's today". So we snuggled on the couch in our matching garter rib cardigans. One of these days I really, really want to write up the series of "mama-kiddo" matching (or at least semi-matching)… Continue reading matchy. [302.365]
The bus was running INCREDIBLY late yesterday, so even though it was raining, I decided to walk the full distance (2.6 miles) home instead of taking the bus part way (in which case I'd have a 1 mile walk). It was actually a kind of freakishly warm day for late October (our last day in… Continue reading rainy autumn evening. [301.365]
I needed a new lap-swimming suit (and new prescription goggles), so I decided to once again do a "grab bag" suit from SwimOutlet, because it's like, half the price, and in general I've had good luck with getting decent colors. When I started to open the package and saw the "Barbie pink", I wasn't too… Continue reading “grab bag” [300.365]
I have a new batch of papers to give feedback on, and after unsuccessful attempts to do so at home yesterday (M is not conducive to work that requires actually thinking!), I decided I'd need to go into my office for most of the day today. It was very. Cold, as evidenced by my thermometer.… Continue reading In my office on a Sunday :( [299.265]
These goodies (Bartlettyarns miniskeins, which I'd coveted at Rhinebeck but never got a chance to actually purchase, arrived in the mail for me along with a very sweet card from Yarny Old Kim, who is so very kind! I have the most awesome friends and I'm so grateful for them. The wool fumes on these… Continue reading I have awesome friends [298.365]
Madrigal recently moved up into the Children's House community at her Montessori school. In her last few months in the Toddler community, she started taking on a lot more responsibility in her classroom, and doing more challenging work, as one of the "big kids" in the room. One of the activities she especially loved was… Continue reading things i make *with* maddy: roasted potatoes!
After I picked M up from school, I decided to try an activity her teacher suggested: making roasted potatoes together. It was a lot of fun, M was able to do so much, and they turned out delicious! I wrote about the process on my blog.
My diploma arrived in the mail! They sign the diplomas at Board of Trustee meetings, and since my defense was in the summer, I get the diploma now instead of having to wait until commencement next Spring. But I can still walk in commencement if I want to - I'll see if my advisor wants… Continue reading officially Ph.D. [295.365]
Library Day means that I got to sit in the back of my classroom while our subject librarian was the guest instructor. 3 classes in a row, just like I do - she was surprised by how tiring that was, and gave me kudos for keeping it up all semester. I love our subject librarian… Continue reading library day. [294.365]
I said I had some great "real camera" photos from Rhinebeck to share...so here's M in Elle Melle and her new red hat at Rhinebeck: We always try to take photos on the wooden benches on the hill, usually right before the Ravelry meetup at noon. This year was no exception, though SOMEBODY was not… Continue reading Elle Melle goes to Rhinebeck
Couldn't really capture the beauty of this with my camera, but gosh, it's lovely. Snapped this on my way back to my office after running a writing workshop for the Optics department today. I was talking to them about reading and writing titles and abstracts, and it went really well!
Rhinebeck weekend, as always, starts on Friday after I get finished teaching, when we hit the road for the 5-6 hours it takes us to get to our hotel down in the Rhinebeck area (this year, in Fishkill, which is pretty far out, but we didn't know whether we'd be able to go early enough… Continue reading Rhinebeck, 2014 (in Instagram photos)