Back To School

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my office assistant ~ searching for proper APA citations :)

After years away from school, I found a way to finish my bachelor’s degree online!

This is very exciting… but I don’t have a minute to breathe.
I work, I study, I sleep. When I study, I am lost in a sea of APA citations. When I sleep, I have nightmares about APA citations.
I think one could get a PhD in APA citations alone! :(

But all work and no play makes a grumpy Linda :)

Tonight I took an hour off to make to a dish I have been craving ever since I left Massachusetts — months ago now. I have canned jackfruit in the cupboard, which is what I always used. Somehow I had convinced myself that I didn’t have time to make it. I wasn’t worth it? HA.

Why do you suppose we deny ourselves permission to do the things we love best? Well, leaving social science behind, suffice to say that this evening, at long last, I made dear Solai’s jackfruit pirattal once again.

If you have never tried Solai’s jackfruit, I say, do! It’s beyond simplicity and beyond delicious. Plus it gives me reason to forage in the spice cupboard I took over in the north woods, which around here is affectionately known as “Little India”. :):):)

In the first three weeks of school, I have made A grades. The rice is nearly done. My kids, DG, and the kitties are cozy warm in their respective beds. All is right with my little world… and I hope, with yours too :)

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3 Comments »

  1. indosungod said

    Atta girl Linda! Now I know what is keeping you busy. You know I have a can of green jackfruit in the pantry too. Got to try that pirattal.

    Good Luck with the studies and how are the apples coming along? Any left to make some yummy apple sauce?

    ISG, you are truly the best :) Thanks!! Who knew two little classes would eat up so much time. Do try the pirattal and nevermind any coconut or cashews is my advice — makes it too rich. This is better as a spicy dish with lots of red chilies in the grinder! That’s your influence coming through ;) I do like to add the pottu kadalai.

    The poor apple tree nearly died in the first big snow, but we did save some apples. DG has made them into ‘bird’s nest pudding’ which is apples cooked under a slightly sweet biscuit-donut hybrid dough. But never fear — we have plenty of apples for applesauce. It was a bumper crop in Michigan this year. Stores are selling them dirt cheap, and the new room out back is uninsulated for the winter… a giant cooler for the apples, carrots and horseradish from the garden, and winter squash too!

    Hope you are all doing well — thanks for your encouragement as always :)

  2. shyam said

    Way to go, Linda! :) So happy for you!

    Thanks Shammi!! I’m having a hell of a time recharging my brain but it’s fun! ;) Hope you are well. I have to get back on FB (and I can’t believe I am saying that).

  3. sra said

    Have fun with your studies, Linda! And may it lead to more tasty dinners!

    Hooray, one term down! Thanks Sra — hope to see you over ‘break’ ;)

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