Look at these beautiful peonies that Mr. Bonnet gave me for my birthday. We can't grow peonies where I live, so it makes them even more precious to me. Peonies have mythical powers of expansion, just when you think they can't get any bigger, they expand exponentially!
Something else I got for my birthday was a big fat cold! Fun, fun, fun. I had to cancel my last minute birthday/WWKIP festivities in favor of getting horizontal and checking my eyelids for holes. It hasn't been so bad though, certainly nothing like earlier this year. I would have gotten better much quicker except I've been pulling all-nighters in this lovely venue.
This is the x-ray crystallography facility. We are about to go on a trip to the synchrotron to shoot our crystals with high power beams, so this facility has been getting a lot of action lately. I noticed that no one likes working in here at night, so I've been working until 2-3am each night looking at crystals.
I like working in here, it's always air conditioned and usually you work alone. I get some of my best daydreaming done in those 5 minutes between one crystal and the next.
The crystals are shipping off today, though, so I won't have to spend every night here anymore.
Stephanie, check out these giant cans full of liquid nitrogen - even more fun than dry ice!
Today I'm staying home in a sea of phlegm and tissues and grading student reports. I love the end of the school year when the students leave and the campus suddenly becomes calm and serene, birdies are singing and jasmine is in bloom. But I don't love grading! In fact, I hate it. It's a combination of wanting to be severe and wanting to be generous, so it sets up a feeling of conflict and irritation in me. Plus, it's so dang time consuming. I could be knitting or spinning or daydreaming!
UPDATE on The Eclectic Sole - it's finally listed IN STOCK on Amazon. Yay! So if you've been waiting to see it in stock, now's the time to get it. I have a feeling it will soon be out of stock again although more copies are on the way and should be there this week.
OK, enough fun, it's time for me to get out the red pen again. sigh....