This week was a big week consumed with taking the general exam. It was exhausting, and thought-provoking, and I am so glad it’s behind me! Eric and I have been taking a break from work and school since Friday night and it’s been glorious. Friday night, I finished my exam at 7pm and we went straight to Ethiopian food, which was filling and comforting and so delicious. I went to bed early on Friday and slept for close to 12 hours. Saturday was a lovely day of being away from the computer and we spent most of the time outside. We took Maizy to the dog park, and then stopped at a nursery on the way home. We have a little tree out on our parking strip that the city planted and it has been dying a slow death since we moved in almost five years ago. So, we bought an apple tree to replace it yesterday. It’s one of those grafted apple trees with five different kinds of apples on it–half of them are varieties perfect for eating raw, while the others are good for baking! We went with the grafted tree because the different branches will pollinate each other. Whereas, with a single-variety apple tree, you need two different trees to pollinate. We also got a self-pollinating hardy dwarf peach tree, which will only get to be about 5 or 6 ft tall (so cute!) and is supposed to be a prolific producer. Imagine that!! Peaches in Seattle! We planted the peach tree yesterday (see above) and today we will dig out the old tree and plant the new apple tree. So nice to have new life in the garden!
Monday October 31st: Halloween, lots of prep for the general exam and Kale Chips!!!
Tuesday November 1st: Day 1 of the general exam and an exciting report of all of my testing snacks.
Wednesday November 2nd: Day 2 of the general exam.
Thursday November 3rd: Day 3 of the general exam.
Friday November 4th: Day 4 of the general exam. It’s over!!
This morning I woke up early and went out for a long walk with Maizy. It was very cold and the world was covered in a frosty blanket:
Hope you all have had a wonderful fall weekend.