July 2nd, 2010


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Whoops, hey, it's Friday, how did that happen.

This has been the week of evening obligations - class Monday and Wednesday night, picking Hope up from the airport on Tuesday, a board meeting last night.

Otherwise, there's been some work - class prep, grading. I'm mostly done for the summer, but Hippie College and an online class at the CC run until the end of July. There's been a little bit of housework. I'm doing some subbing for a friend next week (mm, extra cash). Monday I hung out with Faith, and she and Jeff and I went to lunch. Tuesday we ran some errands in town and I met up with someone who is finishing up an incomplete in stats. And, honestly, there's been a lot of lazy, because after the suck that was the end of spring semester, then Val being in the hospital, then summer session starting up... I was ready to spend a week not doing much besides reading and watching some TV and playing Command & Conquer.

There might be some productivity today, though. The laundry is getting scary, and my half of the office... I'm surprised we haven't lost the cats in it.

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Food stuff:

1. In the first salvo of the "figure out precisely what is making me sick" battle, an ounce (1 measly ounce) of swiss cheese last night resulted in a wicked stomachache at 3am (and, incidentally, didn't even taste all that good). Right. Soft cow's cheese appears to be off the menu right now (though I still want to see if Lactaid does anything for me).

2. I tried making butterscotch pudding from the Betty Crocker cookbook yesterday, using coconut milk in a one to one sub for the cow's milk. Warm, it was delightful; cooled, it was slightly grainy and thick (still tasted good, but). Sigh.

3. The best corn muffins ever taste great with gluten free flour, gluten free corn meal, and almond milk, but suffer from structural stability issues. Xantham gum?

4. I loved this soup, Jeff found it sour, and his mom is sick and not likely to eat tonight. Sigh. I'll be freezing the leftovers for lunches this fall. It'd be better with shrimp, than the chicken.