Good morning, all! My daughter and I biked to campus yesterday to take pictures to give you some more glimpses of your beautiful university. It is really missing its students! As are we.
Coming in just under the wire to ensure an at least weekly blog. Not sure if you’ve found this, but my, how the bar has been lowered lately. Anyway, to start us off, our roses are about to bloom! Now lest one get any grandiose notions, our roses look fantabulous for about 2 weeks andContinue reading “The Homefront”
Hello All! We made it to the end of the first week of Stanford’s spring quarter and what that means in this house, for some reason, is that everyone collapsed onto a heap on the couch, waiting for our Doordash delivery. For our kids, this past week was spring break. Not clear it was markedContinue reading “Spring quarter, end of week 1”
Hello All! Tomorrow is the official start of spring quarter at Stanford. My husband and I rode our bikes all over campus this morning in the rain to take pictures to create this slideshow for our awesome HumBio students. We miss having you on campus!
Ominous post title, right? Especially given the closed-society, shelter-in-place situation we’ve got going on here. Now in the interests of full disclosure, I made it about 10 minutes into the very first Game of Thrones (GOT) episode when it came out ages ago and – with limbs and heads flying hither and thither – IContinue reading “A Game of Thrones”
Now is the time to cue that song that always makes me cry: This is the song that makes me think, “Oh my God, I’ve missed my children growing up! I didn’t appreciate them enough, didn’t relish those little moments” and then I’m like “Oh my God!! WHO LEFT THIS MESS IN THE KITCHEN?” AndContinue reading “They grow up so fast!”
March 28, 2020 Now I have to say that this blog resolution is starting on an eerily similar path as many other past resolutions. I’ll run every day! Every other day! Every…week? Before we get all down on ourselves and to stall while I figure out what I’m going to write about today, how aboutContinue reading “Where are we?”
Ok, friends, counting the days of joint confinement will not help anyone, it turns out, not a single soul. So instead, let’s test out the strategy of articulating the bright spots in a given day: (1) Bread! Day after day, I’ve been putting together a loaf. That I am counting as a total success. Ok,Continue reading “Domestic bliss”
March 20, 2020. When I was in 10th grade, I had an American Literature class with Jeannie Goddard, my friends’ and my all-time favorite teacher ever. Mrs. Goddard was funny, smart, entirely herself – you just wanted class to never end. This class was the first class with a serious research project – a year-longContinue reading “Day 7: Tempers are fraying”
March 18, 2020 Here we are, day 5 of all family members in the house – and now with shelter-in-place starting on Monday – we really are all in the house (or outside very nearby). Talk about a change. For some reason, our reaction to the news that our kids would be home for weeksContinue reading “Day 5: Full-on family time”