-refining my syllabus for a class I'm teaching at NYU this fall
-catching up on old projects put on hold while we were in India
-making new paintings for a solo show in January
-refining a recipe for perfect one-pot Maine haddock chowder (enter the bacon fat, sherry)
-catching up with friends over extended cocktail hours, collaborative dinners, Bananagrams
-making use of a capacious hot water tank via a century-old claw-footed bathtub
P. and I are up north on that wee island in Maine with his extended family, where we're hosting a revolving door of close friends we haven't seen since pre-India, cooking up a storm, and (I speak for myself here) pursuing some harmless neighborhood wildflower pilfering under the guise of "dog-walking." We've got a heck of a fall ahead of us so we're milking this summer of (productive?) vagabondage for all it's worth.
Hope you had a great weekend. On repeat around here: Leaving Home by Yo La Tengo.