6 Days at Home

Thu 11/5/2015

Late last Thursday night I returned home from Vermont.

On Friday morning I had a dentist appointment and tried to catch up from my trip.

On Saturday morning my mother arrived from Seattle. We ordered some pizzas and hung out at home that night, which was Halloween. We only got two trick-or-treaters: a half-ninja, half-power ranger and some zombie teens.

On Sunday, Claire's Mom threw us a big baby shower at her house where tons of friends and family gave us many useful gifts for our forthcoming daughter - from clothes and diapers to a high chair and a stroller. Let me tell you, when I was holding up a tiny pink onesie, it really sank in that there is soon going to be a little baby in our lives!

On Monday my Mom headed back to Seattle, and I had an assignment to set up for my online CCA comics class.

On Tuesday Claire and I went to the third week of a birth class that we are enrolled in. I missed the first two weeks because of my trip to Vermont, so I had some catching up to do. Claire also hosted her weekly Terrible Movie Night with her friends, including Liz Prince who is visiting from Boston!

Today I taught my Professional Practices class for CCS.

Tomorrow morning I get on an early flight headed for North Carolina to participate in the exhibition celebration of At the Junction of Words & Pictures: The Tenth Anniversary Celebration of The Center for Cartoon Studies which is being exhibited at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University. I've got some work up in the show, along with many other talented CCS alumni, fellows, faculty and thesis advisors.

My old pal Jen Vaughn is heading out there too and we will be doing a Q&A discussion after a screening of the Cartoon College documentary on Friday night, and then we will be teaching a comics workshop for teens at a local library on Saturday morning.

If all goes according to plan, I will get home late Saturday night. I have one more short trip planned to visit family for Thanksgiving, but otherwise I will be home for about six months after that! I am looking forward to it.

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