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May 13, 2007

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

Well, I’m three days late writing the post for this month, but I had to wait until Mother’s Day, so that I could post Mother’s Day photos!  Arina wore her “Rella” dress today, for the second time since Easter, in celebration of our first Mother’s/Daughter’s Day.  She went shopping with Mom a couple of weeks ago for my present.  Mom let her pick out a necklace for me — a very fashionable pink necklace, I should add.  Then, when they were leaving to go, Arina insisted, “Two!”  So, I also got a purple necklace, which came with matching purple earrings, which I wore today.  That’s my girl! — although I was pressed to find a dress suitable for church that would go with a purple necklace and earrings.

The Fisk family had a eventful weekend, as yesterday was graduation.  I officially became “Dr. Fisk” during the hooding ceremony.  Arina attended for the hour-long event and did beautifully, until I was walking off the stage, and she couldn’t resist yelling, “Mommy!  Hat!”  She thought the graduation hat and doctoral hood (which hung down my back) were especially funny.  When I asked if she wanted to wear my cap, she laughed and said, “No!”  Not her style, I suppose.  We’re working on “No ma’am,” but so far, the best we’ve been able to do is a very Jamaican-sounding, “No man.” 

Although this photo is sans Arina, I had to include a graduation photo with my dissertation director, Dr. Feldman, in honor of ten years of higher education (six years at C of C for my B.A. and M.A. and four years at USC for my Ph.D.). 

 

What in the world am I going to do now?  This is the first time since I was six years old that I haven’t been a student.  Maybe I should get another degree? 

Scott says “No,” and that it’s time for a JOB.