1. We had a big storm over the weekend. A SNOW storm. It wasn’t big compared to what we will likely get in January, but considering it wasn’t even November…
2. Now it is November – happy Dia de los Muertos! In California, I used to pick up Pan de Muertos on Nov. 1, and let students know they could stop by for a treat during the day. That, I suppose, is one of the perks of commuting by car – harder to pick stuff up on your way to work on the subway.
3. A perk of commuting by the T (subway) is you get a lot of people-watching time. Yesterday was a good people-watching day. On my ride home, I played a game “guess whether or not that person is dressed in costume for Halloween.” Sometimes it is hard to tell.
4. We were bad neighbors and forgot to buy Halloween candy, so we turned out the front lights and didn’t answer our door last night. Luckily our house was not egged this morning. Thank goodness. Frozen rotten egg would be no fun.
5. Instead of handing out candy, we prepared and sent off the first 13 or so of C’s job applications.
6. That season is here when I basically start keeping Odwalla in business. I’m nervous about getting sick (more exposure to germs on the T), and so guzzle Strawberry C Monster. It’s the best. Sort of like those “gummy vitamins” that they have for kids these days – a treat and a vitamin all in one.
7. We are big “Northeast Corridor” travelers this week – C is heading to Providence on Wednesday to teach a class, and I’m heading to the Big Apple on Thursday afternoon for a long weekend (and to watch the NYC Marathon!)
8. Between now and November 15 is just jam-packed with deadlines for C, but after that we have a few other agenda items (still job market-related, but more exciting): new phones (for both of us, actually), and a new suit for C. Our current (flip) phones barely last for 20 minutes of talking, and also just aren’t very…smart.
9. Stanford Football is the best – Go Card!
10. I have my first quilt commission (well, sort of – I donated a yet-to-be-made quilt to a silent auction for our church). The only guidelines I was given is that it’s for a baby girl. Oh the pressure!
And a bonus…