Hey all. I know its been a while. It is much easier to keep up with the blog when I do not have a full-time job/internship. I am not as good at time management as I would like to be.
Several of you had commented about the internship so I wanted to give you a brief update on it despite the fact that it has nothing to do with food/chocolate or puffins. I know - even I am impressed that I am writing about something different.
I cannot go into detail, but in general I work with deaf kiddos with special needs to help develop their fine motor skills (grasping, cutting, writing, buttoning, ect.). Last year I decided to learn sign language on top of getting my masters degree in occupational therapy in order to be able to do my internship with the deaf population. I learned a lot of sign, however as with all languages it takes time and practice to develop. Therefore my signing is still a work in progress.
What I love the most is the little things, like a few weeks ago when a three-year old chewed me out in sign because I was signing the word “ready” slightly incorrectly. She had a good point, but I could not help but laugh to myself as she re-taught me the sign. I have to respect such audacity in a three-year old.
I love working with kids. I feel completely in my element when I am around them.
I am still going to keep up with the blog when I have the opportunity. The chocolate and puffins will be returning soon. I still have a chocolate covered puffin recipe to share.
I am also still working on my book which is coming along well. I will share more about it later.
I hope everyone has a wonderful thanksgiving – we have so much to be thankful for.