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Fall Break

Thursday, I was in my office trying to grade some literature essays after class. My head hurt. My eyes ached. I struggled to concentrate. I remembered a coupon I’d received for a free coffee, so I dug that out of a desk drawer and walked to the library for some caffeine. The sun outside was [...]

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Our Weekend of Gluttony

This past weekend, Jesse’s sister came up from Florida for a quick visit. Her birthday was Sunday. The week leading up to her visit, we planned and shopped and cleaned and got ready. In my excitement, I forgot that the weekend was Memorial Day weekend, since I was thinking of it primarily as Becki’s Birthday [...]

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Thrifty

Two weekends ago, Jesse and I went on a thrift store adventure. Proving, yet again, that we are really in our 70s. (We also love public television and Jeopardy! and we’re usually in bed pretty early. In case you needed extra evidence.) But it doesn’t matter if we’re a little dorky, because we’re both a little [...]

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Before/After

Lunch on Sunday was roasted potatoes and carrots, ripe avocados, some almond butter, and this bread (which had been “fermenting” since the day before): Before… After… This bread was a-maaaaaz-ing. The crust was nice and crispy, and the inside was so soft and tender and spongy and perfect. You have to try it. Recipe here.

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Rest

I’m realizing the older I get, the more rest I require. I don’t mean sleep. (Though if I had my way, I’d be asleep until at least 9:00 a.m. every day.) I mean, time on the couch with a good book and a cat curled in my lap. Time to do nothing important or necessary. [...]

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