This past week

I’m having a hard time getting back into work mode after so much traveling this summer (two weeks with my parents, two weeks with Sydney’s parents, and a week-long conference).  My goal is to get a very good and very thorough prospectus submitted by the time school starts–and that’s in just a few weeks.  Unfortunately, such pressure doesn’t seem to make the actual job of doing it any easier.  But I’m getting there.  Earlier in the week I organized files, notes, and bibliographies to remind myself of what I’ve got . . . and what I need to tackle.

But in the midst of that, there is a lot of fun.  The garden is full of such good stuff that there’s great food in the house every day.  Today it’s cauliflower curry, using two of Sydney’s beautiful cauliflower from the garden.  We made a beautiful salad yesterday with lettuce, caramelized onions, walnuts, feta, and the remains of a beet dish from earlier in the week.  So good we forgot all about adding dressing!

I’m also spending some time catching up with friends after my time away, so throw some blueberry-picking, hiking, and dinners with friends into the week and it’s looking quite busy and fun.

Now, to get to those dissertation notes . . .


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2 Responses to This past week

  1. Lisa says:

    Erin, you’d be so proud of me. Last wkend, Matt & I went down to Haymarket & bought tons of fruits & veggies. We’ve been stir-frying and making smoothies all wk. So much produce!

    Good luck w/the prospectus writing. I’ll be there soon, myself. Trying to finish up a conference abstract today. Should get back to that, I guess….


  2. fustianist says:

    Hey, Lis,

    I am indeed proud of you 🙂 I’ve been cooking up a storm all week after being deprived of my own kitchen for a month, but I can’t say my academic work’s been going very far. I think I need to take a page from your work productivity 🙂

    Enjoy having Matt home!


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