Coffee Talk: Back to School and Other Stuff

Coffee Talk {living outside the stacks}

I’d like to welcome you to Coffee Talk. If you’re new here, this is where I share some of the great and not~so~great stuff that I find on the web. Topics range from news stories that leave me scratchin’ my head to DIYs that I think are absolutely clever. And, who knows, there may even be a recipe thrown in here or there just for fun.

So grab a cup of coffee {or tea or whatever floats your boat} and let’s talk…

This week has been sad but exciting: both girls moved away to college. And not just 10 minutes up the road like last year, but a full one and a half hours away. We are officially empty nesters. No popping into my office between classes. No running home for the weekends. This is it. I have to wait for holidays to see my girls like every other parent of college kids. And, yes, I cried. They’re my babies, y’all.

I found out that my history class was cancelled because I didn’t have enough students. I guess no one wants to take an American history class at 8 am. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement. I spent the whole summer totally revamping my syllabus and updating it to make room for more videos, more primary source explorations, and more Twilight Zone references. Those students don’t know what they’re missing.

My boss brought peaches to work last week and my coworker brought tomatoes to work this week. You guys, I’ve never had fruit fresh off the tree/vine before… I had no idea. Fresh fresh fruit is ah~mazing!!!! I had planned to used the peaches in a pie or something but the girls and I scarfed them all down in one sitting. And the tomatoes were eaten like apples. Now I’m thinking I need to grow a garden. Do you eat fresh fruit?

Final thought, now that my class has been cancelled I’ll be able to read more and watch my favorite TV shows when they return: The Walking Dead, anyone? I’m hoping Humans comes back too but I haven’t heard anything one way or the other.

Now it’s your turn, what has you scratching your head?

Sipping my coffee while you talk,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

 

 

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