Mildly sick again –…

Mildly sick again -- maybe it's the same thing and I never quite recovered, maybe a new cold. V. annoying.

Mostly managing to keep up with everything that needs to get done, although sometimes with some help. Aparna and Devi came over Sunday and helped me and Kev bring the tropical plants in for the winter. The bougainvillea pot was heavy enough that I'm not sure I'll be able to talk anyone into bringing it out again next spring -- we'll have to wait and see on that. But the gardenia, jasmine, hibiscus, and bougainvillea are all safely inside now, which is good, because I think the weather's about to drop precipitously.

I still have some spring bulbs to plant before the first frost; I was hoping to do that today, but not sure I'll have time. I need to finish re-reading Naipaul's A House for Mr. Biswas for class, and also have to grade twenty-five papers for my other class. And if I'm not too tired, when those are done, there's a massive set of Headlands applications to finish my jury review of. I may have to push those to Friday, though -- we'll see.

There's probably more to report, but honestly, I can't remember what it is. Oh -- Locus ran an interview with me this month. And I've been invited to serve on the 2007 Wisconsin Arts Board's Literary Arts Panel Review. I said yes. More work, but is good. Is an honor. I'm pleased.

Mostly the main other thing I need to do is get my job application materials together. Kevin and I are now talking about doing a wider search; it may make the most sense to maximize our good options. A variety of possibilities around the country and abroad. We're thinking hard right now.

Kev leaves today for a week and a half in Israel, doing research with a colleague there. Sad for me, but it's good that he gets to go. Hopefully Elli and I will survive without him. Going to see if I can talk some of my friends into coming and helping with evening walks. With this cold, I've been conking out really early lately.

And that's all for now, folks.

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