Tuesday, December 27, 2011

scrambling

...to attend to things. Meetings, lunches – all good, though all taking me away from where I need to be: grading exams.

Still, in all honesty, I welcome the interruptions. The run up State Street...



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...through the Capitol, seeing for the first (and last) time the state Christmas tree...



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...straight to Graze, where I can get the lunch of my dreams (salad, this one with warm beets and goat cheese)...


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...then back to campus, more meetings, good meetings.


And finally, home again. I’m ready for a late afternoon coffee, but Paul’s cafĂ© is keeping irregular hours these weeks and we arrive to locked doors.

No matter. We both now jump into the errand mode – cat litter for the cat sitters (we’re leaving the day after the next), a beard trim for Ed, the thises and thats which make lists long.

Then home once more.



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...to reheated chili again. To exams and grading and somewhere in the background the noise of PBS, droning rhythmically, hour after hour while I read exams, until I can read no more.