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Halloween!!! October 30, 2015

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Late posting because Halloween. One party down, two to go. πŸ˜‰

Internships are going well, just one week left. Unfortunately, this means I have to get up and speak in front of people on Tuesday, but they’re feeding me first, at least. Have really enjoyed both of my internships and learned a ton of practical skills.

I need to find more jobs to apply for, I’m still waiting to hear on a couple. Anybody need a tech savvy librarian? πŸ˜‰ Excited about this new chapter in my life.

No food pictures this week, been so busy. I did a lot of chopping and freezing, but not so much on the eating any of it yet. Anyone have good recipes for a summer squash/pumpkin hybrid?

Life is good!

Big Veggies October 22, 2015

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Lots of Usability Testing and microfilm scanning at my internships this week. That’s most of what I’ll be doing next week, too. Weee! Almost done! Thinking good thoughts for the future.

My Otterbein supervisor gave me a rather large squash on Tuesday. Then I got my CSA delivery, with a Really Huge bok choy bunch. I have never seen it whole before, but I in no way imagined it would be bigger than my torso… I have a lot of chopping to do tomorrow. I looked up a good way to freeze it, so it doesn’t get mushy and gross. Also got a butternut pumpkin and an acorn squash. I may have to look into chunking and freezing squash, too. Got a bunch of greens, too – spinach, kale, and green beans – gotta use those all up this weekend, unless I’m going to freeze the beans, but I think I’ll just garlic them up and eat them.

Tomorrow is Ohio IR Day. Where I will go listen to people talk about what they are doing with Institutional Repositories in Ohio. Should be fun and educational. Hopefully we’ll get some good advice for promoting the Digital Commons @ Otterbein. Our survey is showing that a Β lot of folks are completely unaware ofΒ it.

A couple Halloween parties this weekend. Gotta see how many spoons I have to go out and party. Been a bit short on sleep this week.

October Chill October 18, 2015

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Had a great weekend last week. Went up to Cleveland, with some CSA in tow. Which resulted in this deliciousness:

Corned Beef

And, since I did not end up going camping, we went for a hike instead. It was a very lovely day in the trees. We even did some scrambling up a slate-covered hill, to relax away from all the wandering families and pets.

Top Of the Hill

We took the slightly safer way down:

Down the Hill

Things are moving along with my internships. I only have three weeks left. So, I’ve started applying for jobs locally, and have had one interview so far.

I also baked a squash during yesterday’s heartbreaking football game.

Butternut Squash

And then enjoyed the OSU game with friends. That was a nice way to cheer up. And then there was fire and S’Mores. Today, there is beef-less stew bubbling in the crockpot.

Beefless Stew

Too Much October 15, 2015

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Too much on my plate today and tomorrow, post coming this weekend. πŸ™‚

The Possibilities are Endless… October 8, 2015

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Six weeks down, four to go. So very excited to start the next chapter of my life. Now I just have to get past the application/interview process. I can do this. πŸ™‚ (Well, okay, I need that diploma to arrive, too…)

Really enjoying listening to the Dresden Files on audio. I’m on White Night, and loving every one. I was told I’d get tired of it after awhile, and was given World War Z, too, just in case. But so far, when I finish each one, I just want to start the next.

Got another squash, some more potatoes, some carrots, and onions, some apples and even a tiny jar of real maple syrup this week. I see a stew in my future. πŸ™‚ In the meantime, this was my first ever Roasted Acorn Squash:

 

Acorn Squash

Acorn Squash

October Cold and Chilly October 1, 2015

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An hour and a half of stuff to do tomorrow, then I’ll officially be halfway through my internships. Now it’s time to start applying for jobs and going to conferences. Currently have one scheduled for October and emailed about volunteering for one in November. There’s one this weekend that would have been interesting, but I am exhausted, and I need to focus on making a plan and getting some rest. I have a very busy couple of months coming up.

Camping, Halloween parties, conventions, and holidays, wee!

Enjoying my cantaloupe, zucchini and potatoes from my CSA, this weekend will be the squash and setting up the order for next week.

Grilled Zucchini and Baked Sweet Potato

Grilled Zucchini and Baked Sweet Potato