18 Apr 2013
It’s been really fun getting back into the swing of things around here. I missed cooking (and now we have a fridge full of Berkeley Bowl magic!), and it’s good to get back into a routine with work. I am working on the book proposal now, and it is so much fun. I will take that as a good sign! I ambled over to Peet’s this afternoon and decided to have a cappuccino instead of my usual afternoon tea. I used to inhale a cappuccino every single afternoon back when I was teaching at Berkeley, but these days I just put the kettle on around 4:30 and add a hearty dash of milk to my Earl Grey [in off-topic Earl Grey news: I got a bergamot! Shall I attempt to make my own Earl Grey?!] Anyway, it had been such a long time since I had a cappuccino, and it seemed like the thing. I had a card for a free medium drink, so that’s the size I ordered, and my eyes just about popped out of my head when they gave it to me. This is the biggest medium cappuccino I have ever seen. I am not complaining: it was luscious down to the last drop. Way more than medium-sized happiness.
In unrelated happiness, the star of jasmine is in bloom in our neighborhood, and it smells like heaven. I love fall so much that I forget every year how lovely spring is. I am definitely savoring this sweet fragrance.
In further unrelated happiness, I have been working at the library in the afternoons, and I love these high windows and their wooden frames. There was just a beauty pageant of light today. I loved it.
And finally, the earlier part of this week was really windy, and I noticed while I was out running errands that it was actually ripping the bark off the birch trees. It looked so beautiful against the strikingly green grass. Those are just a few of the things that have been bringing a smile to my face this week. Hope there have been lots for you too.