|Who's that in the distance?|
Because life continues to be rich and full in the Miser Family household, and new, exciting stuff continues to pour into our hours and into our days and into our weeks. Oh, my.
Early in the week, my husband returned from London, where he'd been with a bunch of other chemists and historians of chemistry, preparing for the upcoming anniversary of something that Mendeleev did about a century ago. (Or maybe 150-ish years ago, since I just checked and he died in 1907?) Anyway, London had had my husband, and now it doesn't.
|That's N-son and Prewash! Running up the street to greet me |
on my way home from work. How sweet!
In another sense, though, the penalty for procrastinating on my classes took a bit of an emotional toll on me later in the week. I hate having emotions. Especially negative ones. So I was glad that on Saturday I could catch back up and even get a bit ahead on my classes and committee work. Oooh, and I was a small part of getting two disagreeing committees to actually agree on something important for my College, and that felt really good.
|Turkey legs, Caribbean bananas, oyster crackers, |
limes (to prevent scurvy), and briny pickles.
We added a few new Pirate jokes to the annual mix. A favorite newcomer this year, totally appropriate given the coincidence of dates, was this one:
Q: What did the Jewish Pirate say?
A: Ahoy Vey!
We also had a bit more construction done on the house -- the room that has a leaky roof above it now has no ceiling. The exposed beams and insulation, together with the dog hair and bunk bed, make that room look like every other Girl Scout cabin I attended. Believe it or not, it's going to take a while to get a roofer to come fix the leak . . . so I get to have summer camp in my home for a while longer now. I can live with that.
What else? N-son continues to volunteer 5 mornings a week at our local soup kitchen, and he's ending the week the way I began it: babysitting for my granddaughter A-child. And I-daughter, after shedding her wench wardrobe, headed out for a weekend knitting getaway with friends.
And that's the news from our family, which continues to be wealthy in new adventures. May your and yours be similarly prosperous.