It’s been a lazy weekend, interrupted by spurts of productivity. I cleaned, actually grocery shopped, did class prep, and I’m currently baking pies and about to embark on grading. It’s the inevitable calm before the rest of November smacks me upside the head. For some reason, NPR’s Thistle and Shamrock puts me in the baking mood, while also providing great working music. Sadly, it’s only an hour long, so I’m extending the effect with some Mumford and Sons. Give me another month, and it’ll be the Jim Henson and the Muppets Christmas album.