back to school

with school starting here in anchorage and elsewhere, i’ve decided to go back to school as well.  my first class is today and so starts a two year journey of getting a masters of arts degree in mental disability law.  it’s taught by a law school, but not only for lawyers.  my classmates may be social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, hospital administrators, really anyone interested in expanding their knowledge in this field, and there are often students from all over the world.  i’m excited to get a chance to get a more in depth education in one of my primary practice areas, which isn’t always possible when handling cases and the day to day issues that pop up.

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to start the school year off right, i created a space dedicated to my new endeavor, the closet office.  what was once chock full of my sewing odds and ends is now a bona fide office.  the great things is we were able to create this office with furniture and things we had around the house.  the only new addition is the screen door (and maybe a lock) to keep little hands out of the space.   i’m really happy how the office turned out and i think it will be a fine space to sit and participate in classes.  also, it’s nice to have some of my things put in a space dedicated to them.  as you will notice from the photos below, some of my sewing stuff still resides in the office.  in fact, my desk is really a sewing table with the machine hidden inside.  super handy for when procrastination calls.

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IMGP9310-1600.JPGalso after being out of day care for the end of last week, zelda makes her return to “school” today as well.  it’s amazing how going to day care has really enhanced her verbal skills.  this little one is talking up a storm, especially in the last four or five days.  new words in her repetiteur – thank you, love, zelda, leg, lap, slice, chop, brow (eyebrow), straw (strawberry), berry…and many many more.  here she is all set to head back to day care this morning with self selected shoes.

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