Friday, November 30, 2012




And yes, eyes are still blue and hair is blondish/reddish

Friday, September 23, 2011

Still alive

Here's a pic for fun :-)

Bobo the bear, Gavin, and me .

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sabbatical in the Fall :-)

It's a good year so far.  I'll be researching barnacles in the fall for my sabbatical.  I'm looking forward to the time off and the time to do research.

Also I got reviews back on a manuscript revision and it should (with more revisions) be heading off to being published in the next 6 months.  Woohoo!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


So I have been awarded tenure starting in Fall 2011 and will become an associate professor.


now back to spring break grading and other work.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


The kitchen with me for scale.  :-)

Front Yard by the driveway

View of the dining room from the sunroom (kitchen is to the right of the DR and foyer is to the left)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Moved and Settling in

Really I haven't entirely dropped off the face of the planet.

But I'm in my new house - pictures will be posted soonish. I spent today not grading finals but trimming hedges and cutting grass and trying to breakdown boxes. I now have blisters (sigh) and have discovered a few more muscles in my arms that I had forgotten about.

Back to grading (maybe) at least until the hubby gets home. This is my week "off" between semesters meaning that I have copious amounts of work and grading and very little motivation.

To the knitting crew - there is plenty of room to come visit and we're just off the metra line so it's easy to get to the city.

Monday, March 22, 2010

So packing?

hasn't happened. I got another cold. sigh

But it will happen later this week. My plan for spring break is to 1)relax 2) get my grading done 3) get a bunch packed

Saturday, March 13, 2010


We now have lots and lots of boxes :-) I love Uline - if you need boxes, check them out they're inexpensive and local to Chicago (and some other places) so we drove up and picked a FULL SUV of them. Go Toyota - it held lots and lots of boxes. We haven't started much packing yet but I know one of my goals for spring break.

And - more importantly the secondary inspections looked good for the new place. So now it's just a matter of figuring out the details and the exact timing of it all. Woohoo!!!!!! We should be moving before the end of April to Homewood!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Under Contract x2

It's official - we're under contract x2. Details are stil being worked out but it looks we'll be moving in April. :-)

Pictures and the nitty gritty soon.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


There's progress towards the house goal from my New Years list. I'll keep everyone updated as I know more but... we might be moving sooner rather than later. :-)