A friend pointed out to me that it's been a month since I last updated! It seems there is always something to say, but no time to say it.
In the last month we've been out of town a lot. First I went to a conference in Boston and was gone for three nights. The following weekend I ended up having a really insane work week and weekend. I even slept overnight at my boss (mentor's) house one night because it was just easier than taking the train home, sleeping in my own bed, and getting up early to take the train back again. The weekend after that J had a conference to go to in Boston, so Squeakles and I tagged along. I was relieved not to be working though; we stayed with my sister who lives in Massachusetts. During the day Squeakles and I explored the area and one day we went to the Boston Children's Museum, which of course he absolutely loved. After that weekend it was almost Thanksgiving, so J dropped me and Squeakles off at my parents' house in New York while he came back home because he had a class to teach. I did some work from my parents' house while they played with Squeakles, and again, it was clear that he was having a fantastic time. (It was also clear that my parents were having a fantastic time.) And then it was Thanksgiving weekend and several of my relatives came to visit. I think we had something like 21 people for Thanksgiving dinner, and the other nights' dinners were just as elaborate and big. My mom spends weeks preparing food and freezing it and even so, it is like watching her run a restaurant (though an efficient one).
So it's been a really busy month, though for the most part, a fun one. We now have this weekend and the next couple of weeks travel-free, so "all" we have to worry about is end-of-the-semester stuff. And then we're headed to Florida to visit J's family.
I think I'll devote a later post to talking about what Squeakles is saying and doing lately. Instead, I leave you with this audio I recorded last night (using Voice Memo on my iPhone) as Squeakles was lying in bed. He is starting to sing now, with a little hint of melody in his voice, though as you'll see, he often needs some prompting.
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