I didn't have to write anything more than a grocery list, so I didn't write blogs, didn't type reports, didn't even turn on my computer most days. I holed up and partook of some seriously fun home-time.
A few of our "normal life" activities:
-Reading, for fun!
-Star Trek movie with Jeff
-Pa Johnson's birthday party
-Sitting outside in the shade for hours
-Eating grass (I abstained)
-Exercising almost every day
-Cooking homemade yummies
-Playing the piano
-Going to the dentist for the first time in (guess)
And the best news of all? My graduate committee responded to my initial draft with positive feedback, suggesting I am ready to defend. Surprise of all surprises! So my defense date has been pushed up to June 16. I will still have to make post-defense corrections, scribe a fieldwork report, and fill out various forms before graduation in August, but I'm starting to see the light at the end of the program.
In Bridgette news, she's feeding herself. Actually, except for bottles, she refuses to be fed in any other way. We're grateful for our foraging dogs who come running every time they hear the sound of Cheerios. Her favorite is when we plop half a banana on her high-chair tray. She emits a very loud laughing noise, known as "The Conquering Chortle," between each bite. She's also fond of green beans and chicken soup. Yes. You read correctly. She feeds herself chicken soup. With her fingers.
Here is the precious one, with a pink bow that did not last the night.
I think these two videos speak for themselves, but just in case, they are explicitly titled.