Well, my classes have ended, I’ve graded my papers, and I turned in grades this morning, so I guess it’s officially “summer” for me. The only problem? What else? The weather!
It’s about 60 degrees here right now and has been raining off and on for a few days, which isn’t too bad, but it definitely doesn’t say “summer”! It will probably get really nice right when we leave for our trip this Friday…but I won’t care, because we’ll be in France!
Luckily, we got a nice bout of sunny weather on Saturday—just in time for the faculty picnic that Ryan helped plan! The picnic was at a local park, and while I was dreading it a little bit (I’m not the most social of butterflies), it ended up being a really good time. The grill was fired up for burgers (Boca for me, thanks) and dogs, and there was actually a nice spread of food!
We contributed this black bean quinoa mango salad:
…which was a hit! Another professor recommended topping a burger with the quinoa…whatever works, right?
As promised, I also procrastinated with some baking on Saturday morning, so we brought along the fruits of my procrastination as well:
Peanut butter peanut butter-chocolate chip cookies…which is quite the mouthful. Why don’t we just call them “Mmmmmmm, cookies” instead?
Okay…as much as I should be on summer vacay, I actually still have a few students that I have to deal with. It appears that some of my students are *surprised* by their grades. I’m not sure how you can be surprised with a B when you’ve made a B on every single one of your class assignments, but maybe some day I’ll get it.
Hope you’re having a great Monday!