Does it seem like I'm always catching up? It does to me! But finally, all my 'big' obligations for the term (the search and the accreditation visit) are finished (and the term is half-finished too!). Hopefully I'll get some writing time in the next few weeks.
Here's a catch up:
Sunday. SUPER BOWL! Congratulations to the Eagles, what an amazing game. As a former Bostonian, it was hard to watch. And I just heard that Gronk's house was robbed when he was at the Super Bowl. Anyway, I digress. The game was so good that I had to stop knitting on the fair isle sweater after half time since I couldn't focus on both the game and the sweater!
Super Bowl Sunday is also sort of a 'work day' for me as I was taking notes on the ads I wanted to talk about in class (not a great ad day for the Super Bowl).
Monday. ACCREDITATION DAY! We had to go to a 7:30 breakfast and then sit in our offices til 4pm because the accreditors might come by to chat. I did get a lot done, and met with several students, but it was a long and intense day with no fresh air.
Tuesday. ACCREDITATION DAY PART 2! I went in, worked, taught, had two meetings, and that's it!
Reading: I'm now reading three books (must. focus.). "An American Marriage", "By the Book" and "The Price of Illusion". "AAM" is the new hot book (Oprah's book club, etc) that so far is good. "By the Book" is about a faculty member up for tenure whose college president is HER FORMER FIANCE and that would never happen in real life because Presidents don't really grant tenure, do they?, plus it might be too precious. "TPOI" is a memoir by Joan Juliet Buck, who had Quite the Life. She was a Vogue editor and best friends with Anjelica Houston and all kinds of things.
And here is the sweater: