Happy Spring!

21 Mar

It’s not really Spring yet here in Glasgow, although we did see some sun late yesterday and earlier today.  The daffodils are threatening to bloom, the weather is nearly in the 40s, and the sun is almost out more often.

I have an interim review coming up for my thesis, which is mildly terrifying.  I can’t believe I’m halfway through my research period.  Am I half way done with my research, you may ask.  Not at all.  I suppose I am close to a third of the way through, but I feel like the first 3 months were such a bust.  Now that I know what I’m doing, I’m moving so much more quickly, I wish I could pretend that I had started in January rather than October!  Oh well.  I’ve been working a lot this week (hence the multiple blog posts for a break) and am looking forward to a weekend of completing the prereview things I need to do and doing a round of spring cleaning.

Fresh out of the oven

Fresh out of the oven

While I’ve been working, Matthew has also been killing himself to finish up his term.  I can’t get over how early classes end here.  The students at UCLA still have a full 10 weeks of teaching plus finals.  From here on out for Matthew, it’s all about studying for a mass of exams that cover a year’s worth of topics.  Because of his stress (and my love of baking), today I made a giant batch of chocolate chip cookies.  Around 60, in fact.  Our neighbors might love me as much as Matthew does soon because I might just leave small parcels of cookies in their mail boxes to get rid of some of them…  I tried out a new recipe from, yet again, Deb on Smitten Kitchen and it turned out wonderfully!  I usually add or subtract little things from recipes, but I decided to bake straight from the recipe today and damn was it a good choice.  I don’t want to know how many Matthew has consumed and I’ve already eaten 4.  Thank god tonight we’re eating a salad for dinner…

Food for Thought

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