Halloween was sooo much fun. It helps that we had three big parties to dress up for, but this is definitely a big change from really hating it and trying my best to avoid the whole thing. L'Arche definitely knows how to party! It also snowed on Halloween, so how would I not love it?
Oh, and the big news is that I'm a full-fledged assistant! I passed the med. administration class a couple weeks ago, and recently passed all my med pours, so I'm officially med. ad. certified! However, with all this excitement comes great responsibility.
Starting Nov. 1st, we've had two radio stations in the Syracuse area that are wholly devoted to Christmas songs. This is semi-helpful because it reminds me how awesome it would be to have my shopping done early, but generally I don't like it. Eric, on the other hand, loves it. Thanks to him, we've been listening to "A Charlie Brown Christmas", and singing Christmas hymns for a month now. (I've been here a month already!)
Ever since I moved in, we've had Ian, a prospective core member, over for dinners/parties, etc. He was looking for a place to move in, and was considering our L'Arche home. He's about half the age of the other core members, but the age difference doesn't seem to matter. Everyone gets along great, and we all voted that we think he'd be a good fit for our house. Apparently Ian agreed too, because he's definitely moving in at the end of the month! (!!!) We just have a lot of cleaning/ painting to do before that happens.
I am very much looking forward to the holidays.. I put in a request for time off, but I don't know whether it'll be granted or not. I'm hoping yes.
Oh, and when Mike says his prayers, he says Hooray!, instead of Amen. Sometimes I think that's the way it should be.