That's the sound of the countdown to summer break! One week of classes and then finals week. Presentations all next week, which means I just need to sit there and listen (I'm good at that). So I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!
Yesterday I had coffee with my good friend Lauren, who just got back from a month in Austria and Greece. She retired from the UO two years ago and now continues to write books (she's sort of well known if you like literary non-fiction), she teaches at UW, and she works with prisoners in a writing program at the Oregon State Penitentiary. And she always brings me a fun little gift from her travels (I do the same). This time it was an embroidered bookmark from Budapest. I'll take a photo (why didn't I? I don't know).
I started a new linen top. The pattern is https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/siesta Siesta that I have liked for a long time. The yarn is a coral color that is coming out very very orangey in these photos.