Wednesday, May 04, 2022

"work it real good"

A working lunch--which I couldn't eat. Shouldn't people serving a set lunch make meat, croutons, nuts, and other things people cannot/might-not-want-to eat add-ons rather than plate it all together? (Sorry this is a bit of a pet peeve; I don't eat meat and my kids are allergic to nuts.) 

But I got some oars in at lunch. And I shared this article about faculty exhaustion, which is important because everything about the last three pandemic years has been additive and nothing has been moved or withdrawn to make room for the extra stuff we've taken on.

Got some other campus work done, delivered flowers and cards to two young admin colleagues who finished their M. Eds, took flowers and card to MB who'd had shoulder surgery, and then set off for a long walk-and-talk with JG. It was the perfect, fluffy-cloud day for it--and as always, my mind is clearer after I get some JG time.

At various points I also got to collaborate on an NWSA statement on the Roe opinion and then I really got into Lauren Groff's Matrix. This is a book that kept showing up in my recommendations, and I kept resisting because nothing about the title or the book cover indicated it was about MARIE DE FRANCE and a HISTORICAL NOVEL--I'd thought it was sci-fi!!! Loving it, BTW.

Pic: The bike trail in Alma with JG. 


Gillian said...

I will check out Matrix.

Nicole said...

I don't eat meat either and I find often people just assume that everyone does. Ugh.

StephLove said...

Beth's in that position more often than me because I worked at home even before the pandemic and she always reports back about whether lunch/dinner was edible/palatable.

Now that I'm vegetarian and diabetic, eating a set meal seems just about impossible.

maya said...

I hope you enjoy _Matrix_, Gillian!

Nicole and StephLove--These places charge whoever's paying by the plate, so it would be so easy to have a couple of customizable options available. I mean, we do it at home, it's not that difficult.

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