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I haven’t written anything over the past couple weeks, due to the gloomy weather, fatigue from a lingering sinus infection, and sadness over Gaia’s passing. So I’ll ease back into things with this monthly round-up. Feel free to share your own doings in the comments!

Reading: Debbie Harry’s memoir, Face It. Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women (for the first time in…a long time!).

Audio: Annie Lennox, A Christmas Cornucopia

Video: Season 3 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. And The Rise of Skywalker!

Art: I just can’t go to museums (other than my workplace) during the holiday season! However, I’ve been reading up a bit on Helen Frankenthaler and some other women artists for an upcoming show at work.

Eats & Treats: Brooklyn Pizza Crew pizza. Mud pie from Butter & Scotch.

Drink: Tulsi and rose herbal tea with honey.

Garb: Black wool cardigans I bought last year at COS. My old black Timberlands, re-soled. Earmuffs.

Beauty Products: Jessicurl hair products. These work really well for my hair.

Pleasure: A few days off, spending time with family and friends. Choosing little holiday gifts for co-workers and bigger Christmas gifts for Mr. Professor.

Plan: Think about pitching some new classes and talks for 2020. (Any requests?)

Image: Hegedius Geiger, December. Circa 1900. Chromolithograph with metallic pigment on card stock. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder. 2012.6843.12