Friday, April 30, 2021

Of rancid refrigerators, and Summer Book Club?

Hello all, and TGIF! For the first time since mid-March 2020 I am IN MY OFFICE, and boy has it been...interesting. 😂 To be honest, I am thrilled to be back, I am a creature of routine, and thus it feels so incredibly good to have a sense of purpose to my mornings again: to get dressed, put on makeup, drive in while listening to podcasts, and come to do work in my office. I'm coming in two days a week right now, and that'll increase as the spring and summer wear on, til fall semester classes start when I'll be back full time and teaching in person again.


I can't wait! But I tell you, that first day back was incredibly strange. My office was frozen in time from March 2020, and that wasn't a pleasant place to be, to be sure. My wall clock was dead, pictures had fallen off my fall and were just lying on the ground for months, the calendar was trapped on that terrible month, and my mini fridge...


Whoa boy, that was rough. :-0 There was a full container of what used to be Half & Half for my coffee. And 3 ziploc baggies full of things that I could not discern. 


It was pretty traumatic, let me tell you. :-0 The dash to the trash can commenced forthwith. But at the same time, it felt so cathartic to get rid of that stuff and put fresh new things in their place. My clock has a new battery, I put up a new 2021 calendar, the old planners are now all was good, very good. I'm feeling more and more back to my old self every day.

In other news, I'm thinking ahead to the summer, and I'd love to host a Summer Book Club! It wouldn't have to be every week, we could take our time and maybe shoot for twice a month. But I'd love to read another Louis de Wohl historical saint fiction novel. What do you think? We have options for:

St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Benedict

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis Xavier

St. Helena

St. Joan of Arc

Vote in the comments if you'd like to participate!


  1. I'd like to participate if possible. Any option is good for me. :)

  2. As someone who predominantly works from home, I never really thought about what it would be like for people to return to their offices after being away for a year. Apologies, but I definitely got a good laugh from your mini-fridge story.

    I'll definitely keep an eye on the book club news and will hopefully be able to join in this summer. On an unrelated note, I've just spent the last two days binge-watching The Chosen and it's incredible. I'm in awe of how well it brings the gospels to life.

    1. ha ha, thanks Kevin! OOOOO, I cannot wait to watch the Chosen, I've heard nothing but amazing things about it!

  3. Hello, Tiffany! I’m new to your blog (I found you via and I really enjoy your posts! It seems that you and I have a few things in common. I also love to dance and find much joy in it (though my form of dance is clogging). Anyway, I’m happy to have come across your blog. I would enjoy participating in your summer book club! My vote is for St. Francis of Assisi.

    1. Hi Cassandra, thanks so much for reading and commenting! A clogger, that's so amazing! I always love finding other dancers. :) Another vote for St. Francis of Assisi, got it, thank you again!


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