pear pancakes: party of one

I celebrated my first day back in Bloomington by checking off a predictable list of post-holiday to-dos: Unpack Christmas presents. Do laundry. Pay rent. Buy groceries. Make soup. The best task, though, was saved for last: Redo kitchen chalkboard. With the swipe of a towel, month-old doodles of snowflakes and pine trees disappeared, and the following…