Friday, October 17, 2008

Brief interruption in service

I don't know why I haven't found time to blog substantively lately, but there it is. And, alas, it won't be getting any better immediately, as Bullock and I are leaving for Paris in about 15 minutes. OK, we're leaving for the *airport* in 15 fifteen minutes, but since I won't be taking my lap top, that means there will be no blogging between 15 minutes from now and when we're back a week from now.

Yes, it is our fall break week. Actually, the university only has half a week off, but I always give the graduate methods class the whole week off because it is the midpoint of the term and they need to get crackin' on their research. And in my other class the students are also writing and researching up a storm at the moment, so I gave them the whole week off, too.

Bullock and I do hope to have lots of yummy food and see some sites, but the main reason I'm going is to meet up with Virgo Sis and scatter my mother's ashes in the Jardin des Tuileries, one of her favorite places in Paris. Last time I was in that park with my mom and Sis, I was 9 years old and I left my purse on the back of a chair in an open-air cafe. I cried and cried and cried until we found it. This time I'll be crying for another reason. And then we'll go find somewhere to have good food and good wine. Mom would approve.

Blogging to recommence when I get back.


The Pastry Pirate said...

thinking of you and sending hugz.

What Now? said...

I hope that the trip to Paris is a healing experience ... as well as all of the other things one hopes for from Paris.

Bardiac said...

Have a lovely trip!

medieval woman said...

That sounds like a lovely place to scatter her ashes - I hope you have a good trip with lots of good food and wine!

Dr. Virago said...

Thanks everyone!

Pirate, I totally owe you an e-mail. Mea culpa. Virgo Sis says hi.

Btw, French keyboards: WTF?! It's taken 15 minutes for me to hunt and peck this comment!