Friday, August 16, 2013

The Great Thing About Summer Break!

Summer is almost over for me :(.  Unexpectedly, I have actually gone in a few days, to do some work and set up my room.  This is something I have never done before, since my school is an hour away from my home. I will miss this summer, especially because.....

I got to spend some time with babies

Only the furry one kept me up at nights, the patriotic one lives with his parents :).  And I spent some time with their big brothers.

My darling husband took off the last two weeks so we could spend some quality time together :)

And we spent some family time together celebrating my eldest daughter's birthday.
We had a new deck put up around our above ground pool and enjoyed basking in the sun while reading and listening to audio books.
All in all a pretty good summer minus all the dental surgery :(. 

But a new year beckons with a lot of new ideas, and with the help of Pinterest I hope to make it a "craftier" year as well :),

Thursday, August 1, 2013

No Time for Posting:)

Of course I have never been the best of posters :).  I read so many insightful and interesting posts from others, especially Parents of kids with special needs and the pictures, OMG the pictures!!  It is more than a little intimidating!  As a matter of facts I just realized that I had comments on a couple of my posts, so I had never published them.  That's how often I get comments 😯.  Thank you all were kind enough to let me know you felt about what I had to say!  Rest assured they have now all been published.

I admit I am not a great (or even very good) writer, but I am extremely interested in and dedicated to what I write about.  Some people seem to feel I am an idealist.  That I should stop caring about my students when they leave my classroom, but I find that difficult to near impossible.  Most of my students are non verbal and their parents are in a situation they probably didn't plan on.  On the other hand, this is what I do for a living because I choose it, it excites me and I enjoy what I do.  It's like that adage, "enjoy what you do and you will never work a day in your life".  Except when I have to get up at 5 in the morning and we get NO snow days 😁.

Anyway, I have also not been blogging because I got a new puppy for my birthday.  My birthday was in May, but I had to wait until near the end of July.  Wow!  You forget how much an 8 wk old puppy is like a young child, middle of the night feelings and he puts everything in his mouth!!!  Fortunately and unfortunately, they grow up much quicker.  I love the smell of puppy breath and the feel of soft puppy fur, even at 3 in the morning 😊.