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  • Writer's pictureElijah Ricks

Sweet November

We’ve had another busy week full of Halloween, job interviews, and life in general. The kids had a great time at this year’s Trunk-or-Treat. Carver went as a lion, Hakan was a skeleton, and Avey was a “damaged person.” She had been planning her character for some time, and we’re really still not exactly sure what it was. She wanted a black eye, messy hair, a dirty shirt, and jeans with holes in them.

Carver played his part with the occasional tiny roar.  

Hakan was just happy to be anywhere. 

I, for one, am glad to have November here. Partially, that’s because I love the cooler weather, and partially it’s because I am excited for this semester to end. I’m taking the last course I need toward my degree, and next semester I’ll dedicate nearly all of my time toward writing up my dissertation. I’m nearing the half-way mark with my data, so perhaps soon I can begin analysis! 

With so much to do, I’ve been working hard to catch up after my trip, but can’t seem to find enough time. Part of the reason is that I’ve had several job interviews that need preparation time. It’s a good thing, and I’m glad to be receiving invitations, but it takes a toll on my schedule.

To leave this week on a high note, here’s a video of Carver playing with a toy lion he got from his Nana. It helped him get through his meal yesterday. He would give the lion a bit of his food, but he realized that the lion did not have a bib, so I fashioned one out of a napkin. He proceeded to place the bib on the lion, give it a bite of food, and then remove the bib, and repeat.

#Happenings #LittleGems

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