Monday, September 3, 2018

A Quiet Day in the Neighborhood

After weeks in the 100's and high 90's today it struggled to get up to 83. There are windows on both side of our flat, so when the weather permits, you can open them up and get lovely cross breezes. After weeks with the air conditioner, it was good to get some air moving through the apartment. Unfortunately, they're still working hard renovating the exterior of the building across the street. Sure, you can have the windows open, but only if you're willing to wear ear plugs:
It's definitely not Labor Day here. Everybody's back to work after the ordinary 2-day weekend.

Typical day for Laura and me too. Though, we did such a good job planning food on Saturday that we didn't need to go grocery shopping today. I had a productive day. I've been wondering if I should go to the big Joint Math Meeting back in the US in January. I looked through the list of sessions and there are a few that I think I could present in, so possibly.

We have another potential visitor. Rachel's friend Emily is teaching in Morocco. She and a friend may visit Sevilla in late-Nov and stay with us.

I've been reading a bit more than usual, though I've always tried to make room for reading. Right now I'm just about finished with the wonderful memoir Educated by Tara Westover. It's about a woman raised in a fundamentalist Mormon household and her transition to a more mainstream life as an adult. For me, as a college teacher, it represents an example (albeit extreme) of how we need to be careful about the backgrounds and social contexts that our students bring with them when they join us in the classroom. I highly recommend it.