The Easter Bunny!
And the behind-the-scenes of the chicken photo shoot:
In school news, I recently gained approval from my university’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) for my doctoral research project. It was a very rigorous process that involved fun steps such as writing a 45 page paper, completing a 37 page IRB application and making multiple revisions over several months; all of that while keeping up with regular coursework, clinical hours and my regular day job. Like I said, fun! My project is going to be very simple; seeing if the addition of exercise (walking 20 minutes, 5 times a week) helps to improve symptoms of depression. I will begin collecting data soon, just as soon as I get final approval from my hospital (where I work). The actual approval should be no problem, it just involves scheduling/assembling like every member of the senior management team and several physicians in one place at one time; which as it turns out, is also a very fun process. I usually don’t share tedious details of my life like this, but am asking for a few prayers for me in the final stages of this process; they would be much appreciated!
Back to the potpourri of pics from the past month or so!
Sports photography isn’t my strong suit but I did get this one amazing shot (of another kid on the team; not the Spy):
Cheerleading fan may be more accurate for ‘Zilla!
Due February 2nd :)
Thanks for visiting and have a happy thanksgiving!!
The garden is chock-full of weeds but there are always still many wonderful things to find even in an extremely neglected garden.
Monarchs are so special; their delicate butterfly-ness coupled with a crazy long distance migration, their turquoise and gold-spotted chrysalises, etc., etc. So when we saw a bunch (I think 8 total) we decided to try and raise a few to watch them closely.
This picture is not the best but not to worry: when the other two turn into chrysalises, I plan on gently removing this top piece and taking approximately 735 photos of them with varied lightings and backgrounds. Babyzilla also wanted in on the action but chose a:
And named it “Wilbert”.
Wilbert hasn’t been cared for quite as carefully as the monarchs. (e.g. I stepped on him when he was crawling across the living room floor). Fortunately I have high arches and he was not crushed. That was a few days ago and he is still munching away at tomatoes/tomato leaves in a glass container. Outside.
In other news, the Spy’s football team played their biggest rival (last year they lost to them twice, though it was very close) and they won 12-6!!
80 yard run after an interception! He also scored the second touchdown!
‘Zilla has been working on her equestrian skills.
We’ve also been crafting a little and channelled the 90s with some puffy paint:
And note the fall light; its like the perfect photography studio!
Thank you for visiting and hope you all are enjoying the first bit of fall!