2012, Week Forty

I don’t know why I’m so bad at counting, and keep mixing up what week it is. It’s a problem I have, apparently. But here we are, it’s October (otherwise known as Oakland summertime), and here’s what’s been going on around here.

Sewing on Sunday
Sept 30 – I spent most of Sunday morning vigorously cleaning our apartment. Then Sunday afternoon we had a very relaxing, quiet time at home. I cut out fabric for a new skirt.

Oakland sunrise
Oct 1 – The sun is starting to come up later and later, which is both terrible and kind of cool. It’s so hard to get up before the sun, but it is nice to see it slowly brightening our apartment and our city in the morning.

Couscous time
Oct 2 – The greens are starting to appear in our CSA again. I made this quick saute with chard, mushrooms, and couscous. for dinner on Tuesday night.

A last summery salad
Oct 3 – Our tomato haul is starting to slow down. I marked the end of summer produce with this simple but super tasty caprese with grilled chicken (and no basil, because I forgot). If you had told my 18 year old self that someday I’d be eating raw tomatoes, I wouldn’t have believed you.

Hotel Room, Columbus, OH
Oct 4 – Thursday I flew to Columbus, Ohio for the LITA National Forum, a library tech conference. I have to admit, I kind of love hotel rooms.

The biblio-internet lives here
Oct 5 – Friday morning, I got to join a small group of librarians for a tour of the OCLC data center. This is the server where WorldCat lives, and if you are a fellow librarian, you probably think that’s as neat as I do. If you are not a fellow librarian, just be content to know that this is where the biblio-internet lives.

New boots!
Oct 6 – I bought some new boots this week, and I am in love with them. I’m having a thing for grey right now, and these little grey ankle boots are perfection.

I missed my kitchen, and my blogs, while I was away in Ohio, but now I’m home, and I have lots of fun cooking projects up my sleeves. I love how getting away for a few days can sometimes help me hit the re-set button on life. I came back from this conference energized and motivated, and that is such a great feeling.

09. October 2012 by laura k
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