Idea shamelessly stolen from Sarah Eve Kelly. I thought it would fun and maybe even useful to make a list of some of the things I hope to accomplish this summer as a way of keeping myself on track and honest. The original title of this post was ‘summer bucket list” but I realized once I was done that most of these things are not bucket list worthy (though some are). I am confining the list to those things over which I have some degree of control…
First are some things that are work related, but don’t feel sorry for me. I actually find working on my own research projects fun (which is why I have the job I have):
Finish and submit at least two articles for publication. They’re both nearly ready to go and there is no excuse not to get them out there.
Write another article on Cluny and Spain.
Write a paper presentation and article on Rodrigo Jimenez de Rada and Islam
Decide whether I want to spend a good deal of time working on Michael Scot and not feel guilty if the answer to that question is “no.”
Figure out what I want to write next.
Okay, now here are the fun bits:
Do “some” or maybe even “most” of the long walks around Oxford that I have printed out
Lose ten pounds. Okay maybe that won’t be “fun” all by itself But if I do it by walking (see above) then it will be pretty fun.
See my sister and my cousins.
Eat at Moro and Ottolenghi
Visit North Hatley, maybe in time for the Ayer’s Cliff Fair this year.
And last but not least, meet Sarah herself!
What are you trying to accomplish?
Just this week I picked up a copy of Dunant’s Sacred Hearts, now out in the United States in paperback. I’ve loved everything else she’s written, and I think I may like this one best of all. To tempt you, here’s an interview with Dunant in Sarah Johnson’s blog, Reading the Past