–GameBoy atttending an all-nite school party to reward students who’d read 50+ books extra-curricularly this past year. Games, movies, pizza, oh my!
–The superb garden-fresh ciabatta lunches that John‘s prepared for me daily for the past 2 weeks.
–End-of-the-year concerts for both kiddoes. Some marvelous flute and cello music. Beaming parents all ’round.
–TobyKitty curled up in a couch-cushion tunnel next to me as I write and grade papers all day.
–Getting the giggles as I administered a Final Exam yesterday morning (trying to cover it with some dry coughing). Having to leave the classroom momentarily to regain my composure.
–Giving my piano to Dora-chan for safekeeping. The pleasure of knowing that she will give it much love and attention while I am distracted with my dissertation for the next couple of years.
–Making Bonny’s Blackberry Crumble with berries just picked in our garden.
Blackberry Crumble (recipe from this website)
* 2 cups washed blackberries
* 2/3 cup sugar (Note: I used half the sugar and it still tasted great)
* 2 tablespoons lemon juice, or juice of 1 lemon
* 3 tablespoons butter
* 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/8 teaspoon salt
Put blackberries in a 1-quart baking dish with half of the sugar. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Cream butter, remaining sugar, flour, and salt together; sprinkle over berries. Bake blackberry crumble at 350° for 40 minutes.
Serve warm or cold with cream, ice cream, or dessert sauce. Blackberry crumble dessert recipe serves 4.