I meant to post to you all much earlier, but I’ve been swamped with work! In between working hours digitizing US journals and magazines from the turn-of-the-century (one of my summer jobs) and mentoring undergraduates for a Mellon program (my other summer job), I have been trying to get my dissertation prospectus approved! This means I’ve been having to complete multiple drafts of my work while meeting with professors. And, gasp, I haven’t even unpacked some of my moving boxes! Needless to say, I’m a busy bee this month. It should slow down next month, though.
Oh, and I have fun news! Remember when I mentioned that I’d be attending a national symposium for my students and moderating a panel? Well, I am being put up in the Marriott (with all meals paid!!!) by the foundation and, even better, I was able to swing getting Ron invited with all meals paid! I made a deal with them: if Ron helps moderate a 100 student breakfast that I am in charge of, then he can come stay with me in the hotel and will have a pass to the conference with all meals paid! Huzzah! This may not seem like much, but for poor graduate students, a two days stay in a nice, air-conditioned hotel with all meals paid is a sweet deal!
Speaking of sweet deals, this morning has been filled with healthy sweets. I made myself coffee, of course.
Then I decided to make another batch of flavored water. On the menu today? Sparkling Cherry-Cinnamon Water!
I simply cut up a handful of cherries and a small Gala apple, and then added the produce to a jug of sparkling water with a cinnamon stick. The result? A pretty pink drink that’s perfect for summer! This flavored water will never get old! I love it. So fun for the weekends, brunches, breakfasts, or weeknights after a long day.
Ok, I’m off! I actually have another post to share with you, and I need to work on that! Have a great day, y’all!
Sparkling Cherry-Cinnamon Water
1 plastic jug
1 liter of sparkling water (or plain water)
1 small apple
1 handful of cherries, rinsed and de-pitted
1 cinnamon stick
Thinly slice the apple, and rinse, core, and cut in half the cherries. Put at the bottom of your water jug, and add the cinnamon stick. Fill your jug with sparkling water, and then give it a good stir. Let stand for a few minutes before serving. Voila! Fancy drinks at home to feel fabulous!