census bright spots

Tonight went better in class. I mean, how could things get much worse than the past two days? However, I did find out that I am front of the house for the next three weeks, and that’s depressing. My final will therefore depend on how well I waitress…and I’ve never done that before. Yikes.

A happy story though! My MSU adviser from almost a decade ago contacted me this week because she remembered I’d offered to help her with her family history. It has been pretty easy to help her because so much of her family’s documents are uploaded onto Family Search. Thank goodness for the indexing projects. I have located several generation of census records and some death certificates for her. Our next project is finding a marriage certificate. But anyway, it has been a really happy, uplifting, and fun experience. I found some more records today, so that was a bright spot.

While I was at class, Abe was home crafting with the girls. I’m really glad he did that, because I’ve been really letting it go on the mothering/homemaking front lately.

IMG_1109Here are the pictures of tonight’s food:

My cucumber bowls. This one was wilted because it was for pictures, and by the time I took a picture, a loooong time had passed.

My cucumber bowls. This one was wilted because it was for pictures, and by the time I took a picture, a loooong time had passed.

Moroccan carrot soup with lentils, gelled yogurt, and some sort of green vinaigrette. (Soups are always poured table side, but the bowls go out garnished.)

Moroccan carrot soup with lentils, gelled yogurt, and some sort of green vinaigrette. (Soups are always poured table side, but the bowls go out garnished.)

Beef chuck that was sous vide until utterly transformed.

Beef chuck that was sous vide until utterly transformed.

The best dessert ever! Deconstructed German chocolate cake with a dehydrated chocolate mousse.

The best dessert ever! Deconstructed German chocolate cake with a dehydrated chocolate mousse.

Bon bons.

Bon bons.

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