I am so glad that everything with mom got resolved, at least for now, and I can leave for my European conferences! As it usually happens, too many little things had to be done/fixed/completed, plus the new job and new responsibilities…
I cooked and frozen as much of the vegetables as I could and gave the rest to my neighbor, Igor, and mom (local grapes are to die for! I never tasted anything like that!)
I found a nail salon very close to mom’s apartment and as an extra bonus – with Russian-speaking owners, so now she can do her nails without having to go to the Loop with me. I picked up my new bike (turquoise blue with disc brakes)
I baked a plum cake because I didn’t want to throw away the remaining plums.
I am almost packed.
I worry about the state of my two October talks, especially about my new bitemporal talk, and I am not quite sure how to find time to bring it to the point where I want it to be.
I am not tired. I am happy with my work, and there are so many interesting things to do that I want to start everything at once.
And I still found time to go to the beach today; most likely, the last time this season (unless I find some time tomorrow!)