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Thursday - a very uneventful day
Thursday, February 18, 2021      8 comments

Today was yet another icy, snowy, remote/virtual school day! I checked in with my nephews who live in different areas of Texas - both said they have been lucky and only minimal inconvenience rather than the devastating stuff that has filled... Read more
Sunday and I head back to work tomorrow . . .
Sunday, February 14, 2021      7 comments

Friday was a pretty good day. The kids were all in good moods and the staff was ready to finish the week strong! This weekend had included snow followed by a coating of ice. Ed's dog Bella went down the stairs and slid onto the ground. She... Read more
Wednesday - Thursday
Thursday, February 11, 2021      10 comments

Yesterday was a tough day. Part of the problem was that I had to go to the dentist to have my teeth cleaned in the middle of the day. That sounds ridiculous but all week I had not left the room and when I was gone for an hour, the kids got reall... Read more
Tuesday - another successful day
Tuesday, February 09, 2021      8 comments

Today was particularly tough because now that we are back at the school, the kids WANT and need PE time but because they can't keep their masks on effectively or for long periods of time, they can't leave the classroom all day long. They have be... Read more
Monday - a relief and surprise
Monday, February 08, 2021      8 comments

Was quite worried about how today was going to go. It was our first day back in the classroom at the school. Much support was available with 2 of the staff from the facility plus my aides and myself. But . . . the seven students I have fall into... Read more
Thursday - a very eventful day
Thursday, February 04, 2021      10 comments

Started my day getting my second dose of the Moderna vaccine. After getting my poke, I went to the residential facility and got to see my students for the first time in more than 2-1/2 months. It was so rewarding to be working with my kids. They... Read more
Monday evening and snow and icy roads continue!
Monday, February 01, 2021      7 comments

Tomorrow is back to remote learning and continuing to work from home. I have two IEP meetings on Wednesday morning so I hope we will back in classroom by then. Nothing very exciting going on in my world or even in my head. Have a wonderful ... Read more
Sunday evening
Sunday, January 31, 2021      9 comments

Today was a peaceful.day.. We are snowed in and they already call tomorrow an old fashioned snow day - no work expected but instructions for parents and kids to make some special memories of this winter. Pretend everything is normal and just go ... Read more
Saturday - no call this morning to bring bad news!
Saturday, January 30, 2021      8 comments

First Saturday morning in a month that there wasn't a wake up call with bad news. In fact my email account had some good news. My second dose of the vaccine is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. on Thursday morning! There was some worry that they might not... Read more
More changes and as always, mixed blessings
Friday, January 29, 2021      9 comments

Well, today I got an email from out Special Education Director saying my kids are finally out of quarantine so one of my aides and I will go back to work at the residential facility next week. (Actually, the message said on Monday, my Principal ... Read more
The light near the end of the tunnel . . .
Thursday, January 28, 2021      7 comments

Had a wonderful thought today while I was getting ready to conduct my 2 IEP meetings today. It occurred to me that after the two meetings next week, I will not have to write another IEP for the rest of my life. Might have to tweak or amend some ... Read more
Wednesday weirdly working out lots of details
Wednesday, January 27, 2021      8 comments

Today I had a bunch of paperwork to get done. Called parents to cajole them into participating in their kid's IEP meeting. Had a first for me with that - the parent told me they wouldn't even consider participating when I called several weeks ag... Read more
Monday icy roads and 5:00 a.m wake up call
Monday, January 25, 2021      8 comments

Today's wake up call let me know I would be working from home today. It was a rather uneventful day otherwise. I did contact the residential facility where my students are in quarantine and let them know I will be retiring at the end of this sch... Read more
Saturday - the everlasting wake up call with bad news
Saturday, January 23, 2021      15 comments

A member of my extended family was killed last night when her house burned to the ground. She live a bit more than 5 miles away and her home was a historical landmark. I am coming to terms with the idea of retirement and have a whole list ... Read more
Friday - the confusion is over and the grieving now begins
Friday, January 22, 2021      8 comments

With all of my losses this past year and the chaos of the Covid situation, I was really hoping and praying that I would be having the opportunity to work one more year, Financially, that would be a real blessing for me and it would allow me to h... Read more

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