I went out this morning to drive to the other side of town to see one of my former students give a presentation. She is in a master's program and asked me to mentor her practicum project, which is an education initiative on the effects of dialysis on the heart. It was something I am interested in as I teach the dialysis and kidney failure content at school.
Interestingly, the presentation was at the regional offices of the company Malida works for, and her boss was there, so I got to meet her. It was a great presentation--my former student is a natural teacher, and I can see her going places. It was great to see her, and to be a part of her ongoing education. One of the best things about teaching.
As I drove home, I saw the news crews out where I took pictures yesterday.
This was from yesterday. I watched the news tonight and the water is much higher--up to the roof of that building in the distance. I think I mentioned yesterday that the park is meant to flood, so it's not unusual. There is a vast area to the west of Sacramento that is rice fields in the summer, but acts as an overflow in the winter if necessary. I expect it is full of water as well.
I came home and made some scrambled eggs. I don't normally eat eggs. Can't stand them. But I do eat my scrambled eggs about 6 times a year. I put a lot of stuff in them so they don't really taste like eggs, but they are delicious. I start out by sautéing onions and mushrooms. Then I grate some cheddar and other cheese. Today it was havarti. I crack the eggs and add some water to them. I toss all that plus some olives into the eggs, and scramble them until they are done. I've been making them that way since I was a kid, although I used to use canned mushrooms. They are delicious. Stop by some time and I'll make them for you.
I did a bunch of other cooking today as well. Made some lemon bars, and braised some ribs in my newish pressure cooker thing. The pressure cooker is called an Instant Pot. I bought it on the recommendation of a friend, who was also gracious enough to add me to the Instant Pot Facebook page, where there are a bunch of people who are crazy, and try to cook everything in it. Very entertaining.
Tomorrow I will visit the hospital to ensure they are ready to receive my new students, who I will meet next week. I guess I should start thinking about my own coursework too, and work on those revisions.