I am two weeks into the master’s program and while it is busy, I find it to be manageable. I have not had much time for personal reflection, creative writing, or the reading and writing of blogs. That said I am doing well in class, keeping my family (and myself) fed, and doing rather well at being in the moment during the time I am with family.
Other highlights, and then I will wow you with a picture of a bear:
- Delilah got into a catfight and ended up with a large abscess on her face that needed to be drained. This happened after I got home from school last week right before our vet clinic closed so I had to drive her to the further away and much more expensive emergency clinic. She is currently on day three of wearing her cone of shame.
- Cody has spend a week away from home at his Grandma’s house. This is his first time being away from home and both he and my mom are loving it. We pick him up today. I think we miss him more than he misses us! A part of me realizes this is healthy but another part of me is sad that he is growing up and gaining more independence.
- Ok and now to the bear…
This large and rather scary visitor showed up in our backyard while we were eating breakfast last Thursday. The bear is about fifteen feet from our deck. He did not decide to breech our little fence but rather lumbered off into the brush when he saw me through the window after I snapped this picture.
Needless to say I have been having the “what do you do if you see a bear in the woods?” talk with Carter a lot lately and when Cody gets home he will get an earful of it as well.
I am not sure when you will hear from me again but hopefully it will not take a bear showing up in our yard to prompt me to write a post.