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Monday after a week long holiday
Monday, December 02, 2019      8 comments

My students were happy to be back to school and was was happy to be back as well. Our trip was fantastic and filled with positivity and lots of blessings. The final blessing of the trip was arriving home a few hours before the weather on our las... Read more
Hump - de - dump we are over the hump . . . sliding toward the end of the week!
Wednesday, November 20, 2019      7 comments

It has been a rough week and at least we are more than halfway through it. The anxiety escalates and turns my darling kids into monsters. It is very hard on them as most live in a residential facility and many don't even see their parents while ... Read more
Monday - counting down to the Thanksgiving holiday!
Monday, November 18, 2019      6 comments

Today was one of those blessedly uneventful days that are so rare I my classroom! The students were all present and even in fairly good moods. In between work, the kids painted some of the wooden Christmas tree ornaments that they are making. Th... Read more
Saturday indulgences
Saturday, November 16, 2019      6 comments

This afternoon my son and I went shopping. I went to get slacks and half thought I might get a new shirt because I was told by one of my students to "go store, buy new shirts with buttons" (My student is funny about telling the adults what to we... Read more
Friday night and already to go to bed!
Friday, November 08, 2019      5 comments

This week was long. I had to remind myself over and over that the kids and adults were trying to deal with the contradictions between the clocks and their bodies' internal clocks! The week got some better as the week progressed, but by the ... Read more
Over the hump!
Wednesday, November 06, 2019      5 comments

This week has been rough. I now have laryngitis and it is driving me crazy. My students have been struggling all week with the time change. It has been a long few days. I was sick all weekend and then the voice took a hike and it just seems the ... Read more
Sunday survival
Sunday, November 03, 2019      8 comments

I don't often get what the kids have but this week had to send 3 kids home with tummy troubles. Felt rough on Friday but made it through the day and even stayed for the dance. Got home and started vomiting yesterday morning and continued all day... Read more
Friday - School week's finished!
Friday, November 01, 2019      6 comments

Today was not a great day - it wasn't horrible, just the kids were cranky, loud and arguing. The end of the day was unexpected however. I stayed with a student to wait for his dance money and permission slip. When he got it, I decided to stay fo... Read more
Wednesday weary without too much worry
Wednesday, October 30, 2019      7 comments

Today was a typical day - not much either horrible or fantastic - just an ordinary day with small miracles, petty annoyances, and the occasional chuckle tossed in to spice things up. My kids had a few small steps forward and the occasional setba... Read more
Tuesday - may you live in interesting times - a blessing or a curse
Tuesday, October 29, 2019      5 comments

Today wasn't a bad day. It was a more normal day with both ups and downs. The maintenance folks came and hooked up the ice maker and the dishwasher today. Still waiting on microwave since it is part of the stove but the current cabinet is too lo... Read more
Monday - Precarious possibilities - No Drama
Monday, October 28, 2019      6 comments

Today was an extremely strange day. The cards were stacked against me from the beginning. Got to school and discovered one of my aides was out sick - good news she had a sub, bad news is the principal decided to pull the sub to cover for another... Read more
Sunday - Funday!
Sunday, October 27, 2019      8 comments

Today after church we had a fall festival at church. There was a bouncy house, decorate cookies, ring toss games, face painting, snacks, corn hole games, crafts (making wreaths with fall colored leaves on paper plates), and 3 guess how many cand... Read more
Saturday surprises
Saturday, October 26, 2019      7 comments

This morning I slept in late - finally feel rested! Spoke with my sister and she is excited and now I am super excited. Finn who is my great nephew will be almost 8 months old and he is traveling to Michigan from Texas for Thanksgiving. I was be... Read more
Tired Thursday
Thursday, October 24, 2019      3 comments

Just a quick note. Today wasn't a bad day but everyone - starting with me - was super tired. I overslept but by hustling made it to school one minute before my kids arrived. My wife overslept and arrived five minutes later. One student missed he... Read more
My drive home from work
Tuesday, October 22, 2019      9 comments

Today on my way home from work, I was hyper aware of my surroundings. It was just one of those rare fall days with temperatures around 60, some sunshine and lots of torrential downpours. I left work a bit late because I was finalizing the first ... Read more

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