I arrived back home today to 48 degrees and windy rain, and I thought to myself: I did not make the good life choices that my friend RG made. And I heard the song that inspired the title of this post on the radio n my drive home, and that only added insult to injury. I’ve been visiting with RG and his husband over my long fall break weekend, and it was, in a word, delightful. 80 degrees and sunny? Check. Lovely meals that included pate and fancy wine? Check. Delightful kittens and puppies that adopted me for their very own? Check. Gorgeous spa day that included a mud bath and a mini-facial and massage and being wrapped up in blankets like a tiny infant baby? Check. Oh, and a fancy French bistro dinner to finish off the trip. Sadly, tomorrow I need to return to my workaday non-fancy life, which does not involve foie gras or sparkling wine at brunch or delightful cocktails before grand dinners. No, tomorrow involves meetings and grading and teaching and typical brutal fall-like weather. No vineyards for me, no tiny puppies with giant backyards that include chickens, no pacific ocean and no giant redwoods. But seriously, friends, I am so grateful to have the friends that I have – and the new friends that I made – and I’m so happy that I gave myself the present of this trip. And RG and FM can expect a lovely thank you and present in the mail in the near future – as soon as I find something that is delightful enough to express my appreciation. This was, without reservation, my best fall break in 8 years. And yes, I’m behind, but I’d have been behind anyway…. and with much less to show for it.
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On Crazy’s Agenda
* polish long article that I should have sent off like a year ago and send it off to editor of Fancy Journal.
* draft of Chapter 2.
* revise talk into article and submit it.