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I even stole the title from Lady Scientist, because I am just that original these days. I spent the week teaching, advising, mothering, and making some progress on my InaDWriMo goals for the month. As of last week the goals stood like this: Done! Finish revisions on the paper-that-won’t-die (goal: November 13) Done! Internal release…

SciWo’s Storytime: A Mother for Choco

Did you know that after a 26 year run, Reading Rainbow is no longer producing episodes? “Butterfly in the sky, I can fly twice as high. Take a look, it’s in a book, a reading rainbow” is no longer enchanting thousands of young children. The series, in case you never watched it, featured the reading…

I need some new teaching shoes for fall semester. My trustworthy, if utilitarian, Keens always look incongruous with the feminine tailoring I prefer for my teaching/meeting outfits. Plus, my black Keens are a bit too big for my feet, since they were purchased late in pregnancy. So I’ve been looking for some new shoes –…

A well-spent weekend

Sprinklers. Wading pools. Picnics. Dogs. Playing with Minnow. Hanging out with good friends. The hallmarks of well-spent summer weekends. Just don’t forget the cucumbers… One day’s worth of cucumbers, after a few days of rain. This picture was from a few weeks back, and fortunately the cucumber flux has eased somewhat, but it’s still difficult…

Crafty goodness

There’s a crafty meme going around the blogosphere and lovely academic blogger phd me is going to be sending me a craft of her making. In order to be deserving of her crafty goodness, I’ve promised to make crafts for 5 others. If you’d like to get something from me (probably photo-oriented), be one of…

Minnow discovered Elmo.

For several months, Minnow has thought that Mommy’s computer exists mainly to let her look at pictures and videos of herself. But now she knows it can also access Elmo at any time of day. It was rainy here this weekend, and we must have watched this clip at least 37 times.

When the Overlordz announced a pie contest in honor of Pi day, I thought that I might be able to muster something up. But after seeing Janet’s seven(!) delectable pies, Maria’s pie + cocktail, Jess’s “yes pecan” pie, and Zuska’s bird pie, I realized that I don’t have the skills or the time to compete…

Old-fashioned plum butter

Isis and Physioprof aren’t the only ones who can cook, you know. I don’t get to cook on a regular basis, but every couple of weeks there’s some piece of produce just begging to be cooked into deliciousness. This past week, it was a batch of organic Italian plums that came with our produce delivery…

Wonderful sciencey t-shirts

I justed wanted to give a shout-out to my friends at YellowIbis.com, a science t-shirt shop. They specialize in wonderful shirts featuring all sorts of molecules (pick your favorite, they’ll make it), sciencey one-liners, and “science varsity” shirts. Minnow and I were recently outfitted with some of their shirts and we debuted them at the…

Let them eat muffins

Domestic goddess, I am definitely not. But I do love to bake, though it is rare that I get the occasion. So when I saw a couple of bananas getting too brown on the counter, I seized the opportunity. Banana bread is too much work for a busy scientist-mama, but banana oatmeal muffins can easily…