Hello my dears! I’m back in Illinois . . . and it’s not quite as hot and humid as I feared! We’ve been busy getting the house–and our lives–back in order for the semester ahead. Phew! I am teaching three classes this term (one more than usual) and my syllabi are (thankfully) just about prepped! Wish me luck! For those of you who want to know: I’m teaching “Science Fiction,” “Speculative Futures,” and “Body, Culture, Society” — three of my favorites 🙂
Before we left NY state, we had one last hurrah: my son has been asking to visit NYC and so, we took a couple of days to
see the sights shop. Yep, my kiddo fell about as far from the tree as one can fall on that score. I am not a clothes horse or much of a shopper, but this boy of mine, well, he can shop ’til way past bedtime. He found sneakers galore, and shirts, and department stores to explore. I snuck in a quick trip to Mood (“Oh look, we happen to be in the garment district, honey; let’s just pop in here for a quick moment.”) While there, we did see Swatch the Bulldog, which was a real treat! and I scored some long-sought buttons for my Aileas sweaters! We stayed in a Pod hotel with bunkbeds (what fun!) and I brought along my RebelTwo Shawl to pass the eve and morn in the room. Enjoy the photos and I’ll talk to you on next weekend’s podcast about all of the knitting goodness I’ve found out there in the world!